Your facial mapping, achieved with the TrueDepth camera kit of the iPhone X, is stored securely on the phone, and not being sent to any servers, just like your Touch ID fingerprint readings. The issue is, however, that third-party developers would have access to worrying amounts of your face data, complete with mood expressions, and other potentially lethal from a privacy standpoint bits that could be used for marketing purposes, or something more nefarious.
Have an old cell phone or tablet that you no longer use? During the entire month of December, you can drop off your older devices at T-Mobile and the carrier will match the after-cost recycled value of them with a minimum matching donation of $1,000,000. The money will be split evenly between Feeding America and Team Rubicon. Stats from the EPA indicate that 135 million handsets are thrown out every year. But for this month, donating them to T-Mobile instead can help make a difference in some people’s lives.
No phone is too old to help some one in need. T-Mobile notes that even an …
Australia’s offshore detention centres have long been a secretive, carefully guarded operation.
For those who remain inside them, smartphones and social media have been the main way to tell stories of their plight, as governments remain reticent on who is responsible for them and journalists struggle to gain access to the sites.
The situation has come to a head lately with the closure of the Australian-run Manus Island Regional Processing Centre in Papua New Guinea at the end of October.
Home to more than 400 asylum seekers, the facility saw many refusing to leave for a new centre which is prone to attacks from the local community and is still under construction, as documented by the UNHCR. Read more…
Back near the beginning of the month, Apple reportedly spoke with the FBI about unlocking the iPhone that belonged to Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. As we told you back on November 8th, Apple told the FBI that after the shooter had died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the law enforcement agency could have still used the fingers from his hands to activate Touch ID and open the phone.
Today, Texas authorities served Apple with a search warrant, seeking information on the files inside Kelley’s phones. The iPhone was discovered on Kelley after the gunman was killed with his own weapon. …
It’s not looking like the happiest place on earth today.
As historic wildfires rage across the state of California, guests at Disneyland in Anaheim are some of the latest to experience a pre-Halloween fright.
14 fires in northern California laid waste to some 1,500 structures over Sunday and Monday while Santa Ana winds put much of southern California in critical danger. In Anaheim, entire neighborhoods were evacuated while smoke billowed near the famous resort.
Visitors have shared some of their photos of the smoky scene on social media. Read more…
Apple has approached the connectivity toggles in its shiny new Control Center overlay in iOS 11 a tad differently this time, it turns out. Security researchers are warning that instead of turning the Wi-fi or Bluetooth radios off completely when you tap on the respective switch in Control Center, it simply disconnects whatever gear is hooked up to use the respective wireless standard.