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Technology Google responds to uproar over Pixel 4 face unlock security, says it’ll soon work just like iPhones

14:16  21 october  2019
14:16  21 october  2019 Source:   bgr.com

New leak details the latest feature Google stole from the iPhone for the Pixel 4

  New leak details the latest feature Google stole from the iPhone for the Pixel 4 Whether Google admits it or not, the iPhone has clearly been a huge inspiration the Pixel. The first model looked just like an iPhone 6, the Pixel 2 came without a headphone jack, and the Pixel 3 introduced featured a notch. The Pixel 4 series will also get a signature iPhone, one that analysts estimated Android rivals would need two years to replicate. We're talking about 3D face recognition, which first debuted on the iPhone X in 2017. BothBoth the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will feature Face ID-like functionality that will replace fingerprint sensors, and an early review says Google’s Face ID works pretty much like the iPhone, in spite of Google’s earlier claims.

Pixel 4 face unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric, and can be used for payments and It is resilient against invalid unlock attempts via other means, like with masks.” It’s unclear how soon the Eyes open feature will arrive, but 9to5 Google reports that the security feature

Google has responded to today's news by stating that " Pixel 4 Face unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric." And Pixel product manager Sherry Lin said before the unveiling this week that only two facial recognition systems meet the definition of being super secure in order

We’ve known for several months that the Pixel 4 will feature support for 3D face recognition, as Google announced the feature well before this fall’s Made by Google event. At the time, Google also unveiled the Motion Sense radar, saying that the Soli chip will help improve the speed of Face unlock. What Google failed to mention at the time, or during the Pixel 4 event, is that its Face unlock feature isn’t, for the time being, on par with the iPhone’s Face ID. That’s because the Pixel 4 can be unlocked even if your eyes are closed, as some people discovered after the press conference. Face ID on all iOS devices that have TrueDepth cameras, from iPhone X to iPhone 11, work differently, packing a Require Attention security feature that should make it impossible for anyone to point the iPhone to your face while you’re sleeping to get access. Google has acknowledged the issue and says an Eyes open feature is coming soon.

Pixel 4 stole one more feature from the iPhone, but Google made it much better

  Pixel 4 stole one more feature from the iPhone, but Google made it much better No matter how much it hurts Android fans to hear it, Google has been copying the iPhone ever since the first Pixel came out, and the Pixel 4 does it also. And yes, Apple has taking stuff from Google too, but things are far from being even. Up until now, we thought that Google only adapted one iPhone feature for the Pixel 4 series — and Android. That’s 3D face recognition, something that hasn't been done on phones before the iPhone X. It took two years for Google to pull 3D face recognition off, and Google is one of the few companies that tried to replicate Face ID — Xiaomi, Huawei, and LG did it with a few of their devices too.

Heck, the Pixel 4 face unlock reportedly works when the person is sleeping too, and it’s believed that there’s no way to toggle an eye check. Google ’s decision to go with a main+telephoto arrangement mimics the setup long used by iPhones . But even Apple has moved past this arrangement in favor of

“ Pixel 4 face unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric, and can be used for payments and app authentication, including banking apps. It is resilient against invalid unlock attempts via other means, like with masks.” The temporary solution Google is talking about is Lockdown mode

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“We’ve been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be open to unlock the phone, which will be delivered in a software update in the coming months,” Google told BGR in a statement. “In the meantime, if any Pixel 4 users are concerned that someone may take their phone and try to unlock it while their eyes are closed, they can activate a security feature that requires a pin, pattern or password for the next unlock. Pixel 4 face unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric, and can be used for payments and app authentication, including banking apps. It is resilient against invalid unlock attempts via other means, like with masks.”

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  New Pixel 4 leak reveals sky-high price tag Google will unveil several new products on Tuesday, including the Pixel 4 phones that have been featured in so many leaks. We still have some more Pixel 4 rumors for you before the big show kicks off though, with the latest one suggesting that the Pixel 4 will indeed be more expensive than its predecessor. That also means the Pixel 4 will cost more than some of its biggest rivals out there, including the iPhone 11 and OnePlus 7T phones. TheThe Pixel 4 phones have been confirmed and reconfirmed several times, with different sources delivering plenty of details about the new features Google cooked up for this generation of Pixel phones. But pricing in the United States is still something of a mystery.

Google says that "it has "been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be open to unlock the The Pixel 4 ’s face unlock feature is very similar to the iPhone ’s system, utilizing Users can disable that feature if they like . Google had previously said that “We don’t have anything

Google 's Pixel 4 Face Unlock feature replaces the fingerprint sensor and works similarly to Apple's Previously, Google said that Face Unlock "is designed to get better over time with future software updates Despite the security implications of Face Unlock working even if your eyes are closed

Google explains again that Face unlock is just as secure as Face ID, and that’s not something anyone has disputed.

As for the security feature that you can activate as a replacement, Google mentions the Lockdown option that we’ve told you about before — here’s what you need to know about it.

It’s unclear how soon the Eyes open feature will arrive, but 9to5Google reports that the security feature can already be found on the Pixel 3 by searching for “eyes,” as seen in the following screenshot:

The Pixel 3, of course, lacks support for 3D Face unlock, so it’s pointless to even try to enable the security feature for face authentication.

It goes without saying that the Pixel 4 phones that are shipping to customers later this week will not have Eyes open enabled, so you should rely on a PIN or password if you’re worried anyone can abuse the feature to unlock your device. Either that or start using the lockdown feature at the link above.

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Google just started fixing the Pixel 4 .
The Pixel 4 hit stores only a few days ago, and just like every Pixel phone that preceded it, the phone launched with several issues that Google needs to fix — it’s a sort of Pixel tradition. Smooth Display issues and 3D Face Unlock security are two things Google confirmed it’ll fix via software updates, and the first one has just arrived, with improvements for the Pixel 4’s 90Hz display. © Provided by Penske Media Corporation bgr-pixel-4-4 Smooth Display is a feature not many competing smartphones have, not even the iPhone 11 or the Galaxy Note 10.

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