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Apple’s Craig Federighi Answers Some Face ID Questions

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch:

    The simple answer, which is identical to the answer for Touch ID, by the way, is that Apple does not even have a way to give it to law enforcement. Apple never takes possession of the data, anonymized or otherwise. When you train the data it gets immediately stored in the Secure Enclave as a mathematical model that cannot be reverse-engineered back into a “model of a face.” Any re-training also happens there. It’s on your device, in your SE, period.

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  2. theredline

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    Interesting. One thing I read somewhere is someone could be in cuffs and a cop could take their phone, hold it up to their face and unlock it. I hope this isn't true.