Sen. Al Franken is worried about iPhone X's Face IDGet the Full StoryThe iPhone X is finally here, and with it comes a host of new features that Apple promises herald the arrival of "the future."
But could that future be rife with privacy violations and potential for abuse? It's a question that Sen. Al Franken intends to get to the bottom of, and on Wednesday, he fired off a letter to the tech giant to get the investigative ball rolling.
At issue is Face ID, a replacement for Touch ID that scans a smartphone owner's face in order to unlock the device or authenticate Apple Pay. Experts have expressed concerns that the technology could be a step backward for device security, as well as a potential move toward a privately owned database of facial biometric data. Read more...More about Apple, Iphone, Cybersecurity, Tim Cook, and Facial Recognition