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The FBI Forced a Suspect to Unlock iPhone X Through Face ID

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US law enforcement has forced an Apple iPhone X user to unlock their device with their face as part of an investigation.

While law enforcement in the US can force a suspect to unlock their Apple device via Touch ID, this is believed to be the first recorded incident in which law enforcement in any country has used a search warrant to force a mobile device owner to bypass the facial recognition technology.

An affidavit for the search warrant permitted officers to search “any and all notes, documents, records, or correspondence in any format or medium (including, but not limited to, letters, emails, chat logs, electronic messages, other digital files, and web cache information).”

Curated from ZDNet

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