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Apple tests iPhone face unlocking that works with a mask

A man wearing a face mask looks at his mobile phone whilst walking on the street in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, March 20, 2020. Anxiety rose in Africa's richest nation Friday as South Africa announced coronavirus cases jumped to 202, the most in the sub-Saharan region, while the country's largest airport announced that foreigners would not be allowed to disembark. And state-owned South African Airways suspended all international flights until June. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Apple Working On Face ID That Will Work With A Facemask Apple is working on new software that will recognize iPhone users even with a facemask. The new software would work with its Face ID security tool, which uses facial recognition to unlock a user’s phone. The current update gives the user a passcode prompt if you’re wearing a mask – but the new update will let the phone sync with an Apple Watch to unlock. Beta testing for the feature will begin soon. Do you use any facial recognition software on your phone or other devices?  Should we be concerned about widespread use of facial recognition?

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