Apple Plans To Share Face Mapping Data With Developers
technology

Privacy Alert: Apple is Sharing iPhone X Face Data With Developers

What’s Really The Case With Apple Sharing the Face ID Data With Developers?

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Privacy Alert: Apple is Sharing iPhone X Face Data With Developers

Despite Apple’s claim to keep users’ face mapping data (from iPhone X face mapping technique) safe, the giant is planning to share the same with developers if reports from the Reuters are to be believed. This has ignited a fresh debate on Apple’s intentions to store user's encrypted face information on iPhone X. As per the reports, the giant has permitted developers to use “certain facial data” with user permission.

{IRP}

The experiment is believed to include the visual representation of user’s face and more than 50 facial expressions. Even before the launch of the phone, face ID recognition was the most talked-about feature of iPhone X. The aim was to replace fingerprint authentication with face biometric, of course by informing the users about the same. However, Apple’s recent move is believed to get people in shock.

{IRP}

Apple’s face ID in iPhone X works with a mix of camera sensors and neural networks. It works to grab an analytic model of user’s face. Reports have also suggested that Apple has given the required permission to the developers to have the reports on face ID API. The move is seen to enable developers to use unlock mechanism on the user's favorite apps. Developers might get access to the user’s financial data through banking applications.

The reports have also revealed that the data is not enough to get access to the user’s favorite app. The reports have also claimed that developer agreement (Apple) denies app creators to share information with marketers. Breaking the rules may create serious concerns for the app makers, and in the worst case scenario, they may be kicked out from the app store.

“We take privacy and security very seriously,” spokesman (Apple) Tom Neumayr said. “This commitment is reflected in the strong protections we have built around Face ID data—protecting it with the Secure Enclave in iPhone X—as well as many other technical safeguards we have built into iOS.”

{IRP}

This kind of data tracking may become a goldmine for advertisers. But, it is worth mentioning that Apple’s strong guidelines forbid marketers from violating the laws. Apple stores 2 billion apps and security concern is a major factor for the giant. However, Apple has not commented officially on the issue.

For the Latest Mobile App Trends and Mobile App Reviews, follow MobileAppDaily on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagram and Flipboard.

Joshua Anderson
Written By Joshua Anderson

Joshua is a writer at MobileAppDaily and also works as a reporter for the team to keep our readers up to date. He is breaking the mobile app technology news for MobileAppDialy since 2016 and has more than 4 years of experience as a tech blogger.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Google Knows Your Every Move With Android Smartphones

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

We have already made you aware how Google uses the Android phones to collect the user’s location information. But, that's not the only thing the search giant is capable of, it most probably knows what you are up to right now if you are holding an Android smartphone. Google uses its locatio

technology

Google Tez Now Allows The Users To Pay Their Utility Bills

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Google Tez, the digital payment app for Indian users have received a major update since its launch, back in September 2017. The company has added the facility of paying utility bills for the users via the app without any transaction charges. This means Google Tez users will be able to pay various ut

technology

T-Mobile US Servers Hacked: Are You One Of The Affected One?

Vikram Khajuria 3 min read  

Data breaches are more common nowadays, but when it comes to haunt major industry giants, it becomes a nightmare for many of us. In one such incident, the T-Mobile, the US wireless network carrier, has informed about a security breach that took place on August 20 and affected the personal informatio

technology

Is Your iPhone Safe? A New Finding Suggests Otherwise

Vikram Khajuria 4 min read  

Apple’s security is known to be one of the best among all the mobile handsets. Be it an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch; security is something that is strenuous to be breached. But what if, someone can hack into your iPhone by entering password repeatedly? Yes, that’s what has happened recen