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9. Dezember 2017

Face ID in iPhone X vs. ‚Face Unlock‘ Facial Recognition in OnePlus 5T

The iPhone X has been available for a little over a month now, which has given consumers time to adjust to the new biometric authentication method, Face ID. Face ID replaces Touch ID, unlocking the iPhone X via a face scan rather than a fingerprint.

In the video below, we decided to take a second look at Face ID after having spent some time with it to see how it measures up to Touch ID and how it compares to similar facial recognition options in devices like the OnePlus 5T.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. For the most part, Face ID works well and is at least as quick as Touch ID, but there are some undeniable pain points. When the iPhone [...]

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8. Dezember 2017

Apple’s Phil Schiller: Facial Recognition Techniques in Competing Smartphones ‚All Stink‘

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller recently sat down with Dutch website, where he covered topics like Face ID and augmented reality, which he’s discussed several times in interviews over the past few months.

According to Schiller, one of Apple’s goals with Face ID is to make security easy enough „that we all want to do it.“ Apple believes its implementation of Face ID is superior to the facial recognition techniques available in Android phones, which Schiller says „all stink.“

„They don’t work in all the ways we need Face ID to work. We’re very aware that through the years the simple thing, this Home [...]

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2. November 2017

Privacy Experts Raise Concerns Over iOS Developer Access to Certain Pieces of Facial Data

The iPhone X’s facial recognition abilities continue to be found at the center of privacy concerns, with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology today raising questions over how „effectively“ Apple can enforce certain privacy rules surrounding face scanning (via Reuters). Specifically, the privacy defending groups are worried about how certain pieces of facial data can be taken off the iPhone X by developers who seek to create entertainment features with the new smartphone’s facial software.

Facial data that is used to unlock the iPhone X — or data related to „Face ID“ — is securely stored [...]

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30. September 2017

Apple Acquires Regaind, a French Computer Vision Startup Focused on Photo and Facial Analysis

Apple has acquired Regaind, a small French artificial intelligence startup focused on photo and facial analysis, according to TechCrunch.

Apple essentially confirmed the deal with its standard statement: Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.

Regaind has developed a computer vision API that can extract „game-changing insights“ from images, according to its website. We help businesses and developers deal with massive flows of images by using state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to analyze and sort them. Your problem is often not reduced to finding a photo of a [...]

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