Snowden offers mixed review on Apple’s FaceID

Source: CNet News

“Not everyone is sold on the benefits of Face ID, the facial-recognition system Apple unveiled Tuesday as a convenient biometric method for unlocking devices. Introduced along with the iPhone X, the system uses the phone’s front-facing camera to scan and register your facial structure for use as a password, eliminating the need to input a keypad password or scan a fingerprint. Using facial recognition to unlock a device isn’t a new concept, and previous attempts have shown the technology can easily be tricked. Device security, however, doesn’t appear to be former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s major concern. He’s more worried about privacy, a topic he’s advocated for since fleeing the US in 2013 after leaking classified documents about the agency’s secretive surveillance tools.” (09/12/17)