If you’re a normal person, Face ID is basically safe.
Apple doesn’t actually have any record of your face; using Face ID does not mean that you’re “giving Apple your face” like I thought it did.
Instead, it only stores a mathematical representation of your face locally, on your personal device.
Is Face ID harmful?
From what we know right now, we can be pretty sure that Iris Scanner and Face ID won’t hurt your eyes. But nothing’s for certain. If you’re concerned that the IR light from your phone is bad for your eyes, then you may as well turn it off.
Is Apple Face ID Safe?
Face ID uses the TrueDepth camera and machine learning for a secure authentication solution. Face ID data – including mathematical representations of your face – is encrypted and protected with a key available only to the Secure Enclave.
What is bad about facial recognition?
Facial recognition technology’s indiscriminate and large-scale recording, storing and analysing of our images undermines this right because it means we can no longer do anything in public without the state knowing about it. Blanket surveillance can deter individuals from attending public events.
Is Face ID safe for eyes?
iPhone and the TrueDepth camera system have been thoroughly tested and meet international safety standards. The TrueDepth camera system is safe to use under normal usage conditions. The system will not cause any harm to eyes or skin, due to its low output.