Apple’s TrueDepth camera will be used to send face data to third parties

The iPhone X is officially here, and with it comes a bevy of new bells and whistles that Apple promises justify the smartphone’s hefty price tag. 

Once such feature is the front-facing TrueDepth camera, which powers both Face ID and gives us the lovely notch. However, according to an Apple contract recently shared with app developers, it also opens up users to a new and not yet fully understood privacy risk. 

According to Reuters, which managed to review the terms of a third-party app developer agreement with Apple, the data gleaned by the TrueDepth camera need not remain on a customer’s phone. Instead, it can be transmitted to non-Apple servers — a revelation that has some privacy and security experts concerned.  Read more…

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