The company is forced to make changes to the guide for developers
Because of the numerous issues relating to security scanning system Face ID in iPhone X, Apple was forced to make changes to the guide for developers.
The fact is that using in their programs Face ID they get access to a huge amount of data, which is enough to accurately recreate a copy of a human face. In particular, they have access to 52 unique micro-movements of eyelids, mouth and other parts of the user’s face.
“We are very serious about privacy and security. This is reflected in the strong protection that we have built around data Face ID, protecting it with a special vault in the iPhone X and many other technical solutions, built into iOS. Apple requires developers to ask users about access to the camera and to their applications provide information about how and where you will use the received data,” said an Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr.
To avoid potential information leakage on the faces of their customers, Apple has made changes to the guidance for developers of applications that use Face ID. However, many are still puzzled by the fact that people from outside get access to the personal data of users after a simple signing of the agreement with Apple.
In addition, a certain Stephen Sheridan turned to Apple with the question of whether or not a Face ID feature, the possibility of registering several persons. For many, this was the big problem, as Face ID supports only one person, so multiple people can’t use one device with this unlock method. The question Stephen said senior Vice President of worldwide software development Craig Federighi.
“We are currently focused on single-user authentication using Face ID. Support for multiple fingers in Touch ID has actually been designed in order to allow one iPhone owner to unlock the device with the fingers of both hands, not to prevent multi-user authentication. We’ll consider your feedback as we review our plans for the development of Face ID in the future,” wrote Craig Federighi.