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
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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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RE: You can deactivate it
by sj87 on Thu 14th Sep 2017 10:17 in reply to "You can deactivate it"
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It isn't true security when enabling it requires active measures from the user.

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RE[2]: You can deactivate it
by mkone on Thu 14th Sep 2017 10:23 in reply to "RE: You can deactivate it"
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FaceID and TouchID are also about convenience. And security that is not convenient is bad security too as people will just disable it.

Besides, this is optional. You can disable TouchID and FaceID completely. Just don't register your face or fingerprints, and no one in the world can force you to unlock your phone using your face/fingerprints!

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