Biometric features on new iPhone spark safety and privacy concerns: Owners could be forced to open phones against their will

The iPhone X’s brand new Face ID recognition software has come under scrutiny as experts cautioned that the system might be used to compromise the user’s safety and privacy. … Nasir Memon, a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], warned that if someone was able to create a glove containing a MasterPrint in each finger, the suspect could very well gain access to 40 to 50 percent of iPhones within the allowable five tries before the device requires a personal identification number.

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