Android Devs May Follow Apple's Face ID Lead


Apple’s use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple’s new $1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple’s TrueDepth 3D camera to verify the owner of a phone and unlock it. Android developers have been working on similar systems and are close to bringing them to market, said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “A lot of the Android photo OEMs have been looking at facial recognition,” he said.

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Cruise company Carnival to unveil personalized concierge technology

What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?

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LAPD can also unlock iPhones without Apple's help

It’s not just the FBI that has the technical ability to unlock password-protected iPhones without triggering kill-switch mechanisms — all without any help from Apple.

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FBI lawyer refuses to say whether data extracted from San Bernardino iPhone is 'useful'

Article Image After engaging Apple in a high-profile court battle to unlock a terror suspect’s iPhone, the FBI remains mum as to whether or not data gleaned from the device is “useful” to investigators.

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FBI agrees to unlock iPhone, iPod in Arkansas homicide case

The FBI agreed Wednesday to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple, just days after the federal agency announced it had gained access to an iPhone linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California. linked to the gunman in a mass shooting in California.

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'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

Article Image Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as “NAND mirroring,” security researchers explained on Wednesday.

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FBI using Israeli firm Cellebrite to help break into San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone

Article Image An Israeli forensic software company, Cellebrite, is helping the FBI try to unlock the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, according to a national newspaper.

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This week on AI: Apple & FBI testify to Congress, future iPhone tech, Apple's auto project & more

Article Image The battle over whether Apple should help the FBI unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone once again intensified, but in the meantime, more news emerged about future iPhones and Project Titan, Apple’s secretive automotive work.

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Building unlock tool for FBI could create dangerous international precedent, says Apple lawyer

Article Image One of Apple’s major concerns about creating a tool to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is that doing so for the FBI would set a precedent in other countries, a lawyer for the company said on Monday.

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Maricopa County Attorney bans employees from getting new iPhones, says Apple is 'on the side of terrorists'

Article Image As a result of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone, the Maricopa County, Ariz. Attorney’s Office has announced that it will not allow workers to choose Apple’s handsets as upgrades or replacements.

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Facing challenges from FBI, Apple vows to strengthen encryption even further

Article Image Should it successfully refuse a court order to help the FBI unlock Syed Farook’s iPhone, Apple will continue to strengthen its encryption, a report said on Wednesday, citing an anonymous Apple executive.

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New poll says public sides with Apple over FBI in resisting iPhone unlock order

Article Image Public support for Apple’s refusal to unlock an iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook appears to be leaning in the company’s favor, according to poll results published on Wednesday.

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Battle Lines Sharpen in Apple-FBI Encryption Fight


In the days following the court order directing Apple to help the FBI unlock an encrypted iPhone associated with the San Bernardino terrorists, supporters have lined up behind both sides. A federal magistrate last week ordered Apple to create software that would let authorities access data in an iPhone used by the shooters in the attack last year. Apple CEO Tim Cook responded with an open letter in defense of the company’s resistance to the court order. Analysis of online news and blogs about Cook’s letter shows little change in public views.

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Unlocking an iPhone for investigators impossible in 'in most cases,' Apple tells court

Article Image Apple cannot unlock an iPhone for government investigators “in most cases now and in the future,” lawyers for the company said in a brief submitted to a U.S. District Court, while acknowledging it had some access to the phone at the heart of a Justice Department case.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

America’s top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules — agreed to over one year ago — which go into effect today.



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