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Police Told to Avoid Looking at iPhone Screens Locked With Face ID

Sunday October 14, 2018 5:46 am PDT by
Police in the United States are being advised not to look at iPhone screens secured with Face ID, because doing so could disable facial authentication and leave investigators needing a potentially harder-to-obtain passcode to gain access. Face ID on iPhone X and iPhone XS attempts to authenticate a face up to five times before the feature is disabled and the user's passcode is required to...

First Case Surfaces of Law Enforcement Forcing Suspect to Unlock iPhone With Face ID

Monday October 1, 2018 4:03 am PDT by
A Forbes report has highlighted the first known case of law enforcement forcing a suspect to unlock an iPhone using Face ID. The incident reportedly happened in August when federal agents obtained a warrant to search the house of a man in Columbus, Ohio, as part of a child abuse investigation. Apple marketing image for Face ID According to case documents, FBI agents got 28-year-old Grant...