Nothing to see here, just a tech company that wants your face.
At the close of Apple’s Tuesday event, the tech company unveiled its “one more thing”: the iPhone X, complete with Face ID, a security feature that enables users to unlock their phones using facial recognition technology.
Setting aside that the first on-stage demo of Face ID didn’t work, the internet is appropriately skeptical of giving a major tech company access to our actual faces. After all, as our tech correspondent notes, it’s a potential security nightmare.
“Hold on, I need to make eye contact with my phone until it decides to acknowledge me.”
— Maggie Mason (@Maggie) September 12, 2017
uh cool great iphone X face ID is the beginning of minority report style face scanning, that seems fine 😐
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) September 12, 2017
“The team has worked hard to protect your face data.” I don’t like 2017 anymore.
— Annie Park (@annieepark) September 12, 2017
But even though our collective existential crisis regarding the implications of giving a tech company our face data, we’ve still got a few Game of Thrones jokes in us.