Finally, the most awaited iPhone X officially arrives and now many will have access to the most modern and most capable smartphone currently on the market. But, if many consider Face ID unique, the truth is that the tech giant Apple will share some of the user data with the programmers, calling into question some of their privacy.
Apple Will Share iPhone X Face ID Data With Third-Party App Developers
Finally, the most awaited iPhone X officially arrives and now many will have access to the most modern and most capable smartphone currently on the market. There are many new features, but the highlight goes almost all to Face ID.
If many consider it unique, the truth is that the tech giant Apple will share some of the user data with the programmers, calling into question some of their privacy.
Since the presentation of the iPhone X, the tech giant Apple ensures all the security applied in Face ID and the mechanisms created to keep the user data private. This is an idea that already came from Touch ID and that will be improved in this new version.
But what many do not know, and that has now been revealed, is that part of the Face ID data will be accessible to programmers, as could be seen during the keynote, when the Animoji were presented.
Developers will have access to the facial representation of users so that later their apps can create new features as already seen.
But beyond this information, programmers will also have access to the recognition of 50 facial expressions, which can then be used. These same data will not be stored inside the iPhone X and can be stored by the programmers on their servers for further analysis and use.
The data that is available is far from what the tech giant Apple has access to unlock the iPhone X, but still allow much information to be accessed, against the consent of the users.
This situation is raising doubts and concerns in privacy groups who fear that this data can be used to assess the reaction to products or other goods.
The tech giant Apple’s policies in this respect are firm and prohibit developers from selling such data to third parties, including advertising companies. The penalties for those who do not comply with these rules is expulsion from the App Store.
Even with such restriction policies, US privacy groups fear that the tech giant Apple will not be able to control what’s being done to the data since it’s out of their control and handed over to programmers.
The tech giant Apple’s control over the apps that are in its store is high, but with more than 2 million stored there, there is concern that someone can bypass the control and make use of this information.
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