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According to SlashGear (This article and its images were originally posted on SlashGear October 14, 2018 at 10:19AM.)
The issue of law enforcement and their need to unlock someone’s smartphone is a complicated one, both technically and ethically. It turns out Apple’s Face ID devices, like the iPhone X and iPhone XS, are only making this more difficult. A new leak has revealed that a forensics company is teaching police to not look at the screens of suspects’ iPhones with Face ID, in turn ensuring they get as many chances as possible to unlock the device.
Face ID works like this: users have five attempts to glance at the facial recognition cameras on the front of the iPhone in order to unlock it. If those attempts fail, either because the user just wasn’t correctly recognized or because it was not the actual owner, Face ID is disabled and the device requires a passcode to be typed in to unlock.
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