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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So I'm now carrying a 3D scanner in my hand. How many other peoples faces could I capture in 3D detail with that?

If I had access to Apple's database of Face2People - how quickly and accurately ( beyond typical face recognition ) could I ID people. If I didn't have Apples database could I use a combination of a 3D model built from photos from different angles taken from the web and the captured 3D model to improve matches between the physical virtual - hold up your phone and have an AR app where is everything you can find out online about that person is in a bubble over their head.

Security services gonna love this.

In terms of device security - well at least they need the device as well as the face, I hope nobody is stupid enough to extend this to a web app.

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