New Apple tech can unlock your iPhone with a selfie
“When iPhones were first introduced, the only way to unlock one was to type in a 4-digit password. As the phone evolved, Apple eventually added a touch button that read your fingerprint. Now the U.S.-based tech giant is adding a new way to authenticate users: a selfie… “
News broke this weekend that Apple was acquiring an Israeli firm called RealFace that specializes in facial recognition technology. The startup was founded in 2014 by three Israeli entrepreneurs: Adi Eckhouse Barzilai, a graduate of Columbia University in New York and the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel; Aviv Mader, an alumnus of Tel Aviv University; and Gidi Littwin, also an alum of Tel Aviv University. You can meet them in the video below:
Using the technology, an iPhone user would point the camera at their face, the sensors would recognize the owner and unlock the phone. Rumors of such a technology being added to iPhones have been swirling since 2015.
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