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Apple's Philip Schiller unveiled the Face ID feature in September. Less than a week after the iPhone X was released, a Vietnamese security firm said it had cracked Face ID using a specially made mask. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Security Firm Says Extremely Creepy Mask Cracks iPhone X's Face ID

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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, announces features of the new iPhone X on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif. The phone's new ability to unlock itself using a scan of its owner's face inspired a strong, divided reaction. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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iPhone X's Face ID Inspires Privacy Worries — But Convenience May Trump Them

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Apple executive Philip Schiller presents a wireless charging system, displayed with the new iPhone X and Apple Watch alongside cordless headphones called AirPods. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some People Are Great At Recognizing Faces. Others...Not So Much

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Charles Camiel looks into the camera for a facial recognition test before boarding his JetBlue flight to Aruba at Logan International Airport in Boston. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

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Eight different real faces were shown to a monkey. The images were then reconstructed using analyzing electrical activity from 205 neurons recorded while the monkey was viewing the faces. Courtesy of Doris Tsao/Cell Press hide caption

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Cracking The Code That Lets The Brain ID Any Face, Fast

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A child takes a facial recognition test in which he is asked to match the face on the top to one of the faces on the bottom. Jesse Gomez and Kalanit Grill-Spector at the Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab/Science hide caption

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Brain Area That Recognizes Faces Gets Busier And Better In Young Adults

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A New York Police Department security camera set up along a street in New York City on Aug. 26. Robert Alexander/Getty Images hide caption

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It Ain't Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition Technology

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Facebook's Moments app uses facial recognition technology to group photos based on the friends who are in them. Amid privacy concerns in Europe and Canada, the versions launched in those regions excluded the facial recognition feature. Facebook hide caption

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Researchers found that passport screeners have an error rate of about 15 percent when they're evaluating whether faces match passport photos. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Social media companies like Facebook won't talk about who can access face-tagging data. That silence is a problem, privacy advocates say. iStockPhoto.com hide caption

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A Look Into Facebook's Potential To Recognize Anybody's Face

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Hey, isn't that ...? New facial recognition software is designed to help store employees recognize celebrities like Mindy Kaling — and other bold-faced names. Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images hide caption

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