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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darknexus
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2008-07-15

If I understand Apple's presentation correctly, they do not store a database of faces. They were quite clear that all recognition takes place on the device and is never sent to the internet for processing. Facial data is stored in a hardware-backed encryption enclave on the A11 chip itself. They could be lying about that of course but, given how much people are going to be digging for security flaws in it, I doubt they'd risk a lie.

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