In the iPhone X, Apple used a completely new system of biometric protection, adding a TrueDepth camera and Face ID recognition technology to the device.
This system is so important to the company that it even completely replaced the Touch ID – the previous biometric authentication system in the iPhone and iPad, as well as in the MacBook Pro. TrueDepth camera and Face ID, most likely, in the near future, too, will appear on other devices of the company.
Apple is fully confident in the reliability and security of the TrueDepth camera and the Face ID system. The company described in detail about the security of new measures in a separate document, but many still have some doubts.
Some people do not like that developer of third-party applications can access the TrueDepth camera. The idea is that developers can scan the user’s face, and then create a model of augmented reality based on it.
People care about how accurate and detailed the image they get. In the example, a specific MeasureKit application is displayed, which can show all the information about your face received by the application through the TrueDepth camera. The camera can create a 3D face model and read 52 micro-motions, including blinking, squinting, looking direction, mouth movements, etc.
Apple has an agreement on privacy that existed before the release of the iPhone X. It says that any application that wants to access the TrueDepth camera must have its own privacy measures, with a detailed description of what exactly causes the details, and for what they can be used.
Although Apple is worried about the security of users, it can not control all applications. This would happen with Facebook and other major applications, but you can not say the same about the vast number of less popular ones. People are worried that Apple will not be able to monitor everyone, and that data about the person of users can be used for negative purposes.
“Face recognition can be used for both good and bad purposes. Warbi Parker, the owner of the online store of glasses, uses it to pick up glasses according to the shape of the clients’ face. A demo version of Snapchat with it can draw on your face. Companies use facial recognition in order to monitor the driver’s attention while driving, or to recognize the pain on the face of children who can not express their feelings.
It is not known how the TrueDepth camera will change the amount of information the system receives from users. But one thing we know for sure: if we give people the opportunity to do harm, someone will definitely take advantage of it. “
Such doubts arise in people, not for the first time. This topic will be understood for a long time, especially when competing Apple companies will present their similar face recognition systems. While it is not clear whether Apple will strengthen its restrictions and security measures.