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Apple clarifies what Face ID and TrueDepth data developers have access to
In short, no Face ID data is transmitted to app publishers, period. But they do have access to an API to track the faces you make at their app.
December 11, 2017 8:43 pm
Two Korean banks start accepting Samsung Pay for transactions
Not just putting cards on the app, but letting customers withdraw money at banks and ATMs with their phones. Iris scanning is the new PIN.
December 11, 2017 2:19 pm
$10.99 for the ultimate wireless charging experience
For a limited time, the Qi Wireless Charging Pad is 50% off. Get yours today for just $10.99.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is announced, no specifics given
VR headsets, laptops and, yes, smartphones will all be able to take advantage of better silicon for image processing, security and more.
December 5, 2017 4:22 pm
December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK
More details about further fixes and special features for the Pixel and Nexus devices will be disclosed later. The first batch is out now.
December 5, 2017 12:05 am
Multi-user Face ID isn’t on the the table right now, says Federighi
The iPhone X, being the expensive device it is, may get shared among two trusting people. Wouldn't it be great to get multi-user Face ID capabilities?
December 1, 2017 9:18 pm
If you’re on macOS High Sierra, you need to set a root password ASAP to dodge security flaw
If you don't set a root password for your computer running macOS High Sierra right now, you risk someone else breaking in without one.
November 29, 2017 10:05 am
Google recklessly collected location info from unaware Android users for months on end
Location tracking is already a major privacy concern for many mobile device users, but the way Google's been doing it is far worse than we ever imagined.
November 22, 2017 10:22 am
Uber hid data breach from customers, paid hackers to keep silent
57 million users and drivers had their names, mobile numbers and emails leaked out. 600,000 drivers also had their license numbers exposed.
November 21, 2017 7:16 pm
S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T | #PNWeekly 279 (Audio)
It's supposed to be a step above Apple and all the rest of them. Meanwhile, OnePlus joins a couple of trends with its latest phone, too. We discuss!
November 17, 2017 1:45 pm
Qualcomm and OnePlus respond to one root backdoor, hacker finds data dump function
One hole is getting patched (somewhat) while another allows for personal data, including location, to be recorded, dumped and taken away.
November 15, 2017 8:33 pm
Hide your kids: 10-year-old gets into parents’ iPhone X with Face ID
The iPhone X is supposed to recognize your face and your face only. Face ID, though, has been shown to have cracks. Apparently, kids are one of them.
November 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Cybersecurity firm seemingly dupes iPhone X’s Face ID using cheap mask
Is Face ID on the iPhone X not as impenetrable as Apple claims? Maybe, but tricking the facial recognition tech is hardly possible at home.
November 13, 2017 7:54 am
KRACK patch for Pixel and Nexus devices due in December
On the whole, it's safe for Android devices to interact with Wi-Fi — even with the KRACK bug in effect — but it'd be nice to get that patch expedited.
November 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Apple says FBI lost chance to unlock Texas mass killer’s iPhone
Another dreaded encryption fight could be up for the most profitable company that happens to work in technology and the FBI.
November 9, 2017 1:50 pm
T-Mobile Nest Secure pack available from November 10
The system costs $480, but customers pay it off on an EIP with a $240 down. Nest sensors, tags and a camera get help with cellular backup.
November 8, 2017 7:44 pm
Pixel and Nexus devices do not get November 6 level patch for KRACK
Those devices have the November 5 level patch, which does not have the fix. Let's hope Pixels and Nexuses get there sooner rather than later.
November 8, 2017 2:27 pm
November patch out for Pixel 2 XL and others, but OLED and bugfixes are big
The month's security update is out with patches to combat KRACK and system vulnerabilities. The Pixel 2 XL is the biggest beneficiary.
November 6, 2017 10:25 pm
Brothers figure out dubious Face ID quirk on iPhone X
Here's the thing about this "bug": your sibling that doesn't own an iPhone X needs to know that passcode you use to coerce Face ID to learn their face.
November 6, 2017 2:55 pm
Will iPhone X users’ privacy be protected by TrueDepth app developers?
While this data may not be able to be turned around against users to unlock their iPhone X devices through Face ID, there's still plenty of abuse to be had.
November 3, 2017 12:14 am
Apple spins lack of under-display Touch ID in favor of Face ID
A Touch ID sensor that would work under the display was never part of the plans for the iPhone X, Apple's hardware development head said.
October 31, 2017 11:44 pm
Defending the iPhone X: Apple disputes Bloomberg’s Face ID report
Bloomberg reported that Apple reduced the accuracy specification for Face ID authentication scans. Apple says that it just ain't so.
October 25, 2017 7:58 pm
Apple responds to US Senator’s security concerns with more Face ID details and clarification
There's absolutely no reason to doubt the almost impenetrable security of Apple's iPhone X Face ID technology, as explained in a new open letter.
October 17, 2017 11:02 am
Wi-Fi WPA2 standard subject to KRACKS — key reinstallation attacks
The encryption keys that your phone or computer and your Wi-Fi router may not be as safe as you think they are. The scramble is on for a fix.
October 16, 2017 2:30 pm
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