Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2017 21:56 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

If you value the security of your data - your email, social media accounts, family photos, the history of every place you've ever been with your phone - then I recommend against using biometric identification.

Instead, use a passcode to unlock your phone.

Can't argue with that - especially in place where law enforcement often takes a... Liberal approach to detainees.

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You can deactivate it
by mkone on Thu 14th Sep 2017 10:11 UTC
mkone
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2006-03-14

FaceID unlock (and TouchID for that matter) can be temporarily disabled by either:
- Turning off the phone, or
- In IOS 11, by hitting the power button 5 times.

So, for the iPhone X, you can disable FaceID in under a second, after which, they would need to force you to give them the pass code.

Edited 2017-09-14 10:11 UTC

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