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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Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Apparently if people (not sure how many) look at your iPhone X it disables the FaceID and you have to use a passcode. Apparently during the stage set up at the keynote Apple techies looked at the phone and inadvertently locked the FaceID.

So - if the cops grab your phone and look at the screen Face ID will stop working and they will need you to hand over the passcode. Clever security measure.

Edited 2017-09-14 19:05 UTC

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