Without question the Centers for Disease Control needs to investigate the outbreak of hallucinogenics at Mashable because some of their writers have reached levels of paranoia not seen since this time last year when Apple introduced iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system.
Just last year Jack Morse promised the world he will never use Apple’s Face ID. Why not? Fear and loathing. This year Rachel Kraus claimed to be irrationally scared of Apple’s Face ID. Why? Because “no one asked for this future.”
What’s going on?
Have technology writers found some sinister plot by Apple to capture human faces in digital form and sell the data to Amazon? No. Instead, both Kraus and Morse have come to the conclusion that anything anti-Apple gets more readers than anything pro Microsoft, pro Google, or pro Facebook.
Looking at what we know, it’s clear that Face ID makes a device less secure, opens you up in new ways to coercion, and sticks you with an unchangeable password that everyone knows.
Say what? After nearly a year and perhaps 80-million iPhone X users with Face ID, what he wrote is just wrong. Seriously. The CDC should investigate both Kraus and Morse because there’s a hazardous chemical leak somewhere.
Of course, Morse wrote his missive before actually seeing how Face ID works but don’t we see that happen often with Apple critics?
Still, there are plenty of criticisms about this new technology. No one asked for this future! It is glitchy as hell! Your password is way, way too public! Face ID normalizes surveillance via widespread facial recognition, which is a tool of oppression, y’all!
No there isn’t. At least, none from people who understand how such technology works. Someone has been watching way too many movies on SyFy.
Still, with Face ID, my face IS my passcode. There is absolutely nothing secret about it!
Uh huh. And with Touch ID your fingertip is your password. Duh. Get over it. Wait. Isn’t your password in your mind? Isn’t it in 1Password or Keychain? It’s somewhere. So, if some guy comes up behind you in an alley, pokes you a bit with a knife and demands your iPhone and password, what are you gonna do? Who ya gonna call?
Ghostbusters? Nope. You’re gonna spill your guts before the knife-wielding thug spills your guts for you.
What’s going on?
These are nothing but contrarian perspectives to catch your attention, draw you in with an interesting headline, and give a worthless perspective to a reality not yet beheld, and hope you click on a few advertisements during the process of sorting through 1,400 words.
That’s three minutes of your life you can’t get back, but it could cause you to become an anti-vaxer because that’s how it started; they read some unscientific rubbish, a paranoid perspective, and now their children get diseases and share diseases they should not.
Yes. End of rant.