Matt O'brien and Janie Har, Associated Press Updated 3:02 pm CDT, Monday, May 13, 2019 FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system, "Rekognition," in Seattle. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. Studies have shown error rates in facial-analysis systems built by Amazon, IBM and Microsoft were far higher for darker-skinned women than lighter-skinned men. less FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition ... more Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP … [Read more...] about Expert: San Francisco face ID ban would be warning to police
Apr 07, 11:53 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Lorraine Lorenzo 04/04/19 AT 9:56 PM Using iPhone’s Face ID is probably one of the most convenient security measures that Apple has come up with. And with recent OS updates, the function has actually become faster, complementing the fast-paced lifestyle of most iPhone users.But it doesn’t go without a hitch. Face ID requires the owner to look directly to the camera and the feature wouldn’t work if you’re wearing spectacles or sunglasses. It’s a full-proof safety measure that could get tiring at times.However, there is a way to go around this. According to CNBC, by adjusting the iPhone settings, there can be an option that leaves users with more room to move around when using the feature. The security function will still work so don’t worry about identity breaches or strangers with the same facial features as you … [Read more...] about iPhone Trick: How To Make Face ID Work Even With Sunglasses On
Feb 06, 3:29 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 02/06/19 AT 3:25 AM For the lastest Apple devices, the company opted to go for Face ID when it comes to their phones’ security. However, a new Apple patent seems to be an innovation on the Touch ID system. Is Apple trying to revive their Touch ID features for their future devices?According to Apple Insider, Apple currently has a patent for “acoustic pulse coding for imaging of input devices.” Leaving out the complicated feature details, this potential addition allows the phone to detect and draw images using sound when a something is pressed on the screen. In this case, the sound-drawing feature is used to detect fingerprints which could be the phone’s lock.Currently, the latest generation of iPhones and iPads, along with the new iOS version, is currently supporting Face ID features. While … [Read more...] about Apple Reviving Touch ID Despite iPhone, iPad Face ID Adoption?
An update to the Facebook-owned messaging app has just been released for the iPhone that adds an extra layer of security for WhatsApp users on Apple’s devices. Users can now choose to enable Face ID or Touch ID to securely keep the app locked down and its messages out of prying eyes. The new setting can be accessed by updating WhatsApp to the latest version, then launching that app and tapping the Settings tab. Next, tap Account, then Privacy and tap the field titled “Screen Lock.” On the next screen toggle the switch to ON (green) next to where it says “Require Face ID” or “Require Touch ID,” depending on what model of iPhone you have. You can then set how long a lag you want the app to require the biometric authentication for after its closing–between immediately and up to one hour later. Though iPhones are already protected with biometric authentication, it’s a nice security touch that Facebook is adding biometric … [Read more...] about WhatsApp now lets you secure your messages behind Face ID and Touch ID on the iPhone
Jan 14, 1:33 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Jerome Santos 01/14/19 AT 12:32 AM Even though Apple has yet to announce anything about the 2019 iPhone, many rumors have surfaced regarding the upcoming device’s features. Apparently, the upcoming iPhone could have new features like a triple-lens camera, updated face ID, and even a USB-C charging port. Here’s what we know about iPhone 11's features and specs from leaks so far.5G ModemAccording to a report from AppleInsider, Apple devices using a 5G modem will not be released this year but in 2020. So far, this innovation is not that crucial as current 4G LTE download speeds are still fast enough for your phone. There’s also no major reason to go for an extremely fast connection unless you are constantly downloading big files onto your phone.USB-C Charging PortThroughout the whole iPhone series, Apple has continued to … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone XI Specs, Features: 5G, USB-C, Triple-Lens Camera, Updated Face ID And More