How Face ID could be a game-changer for aggressive US border agents

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Enlarge / Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc., speaks about Face ID for the iPhone X during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 12, 2017. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Apple’s Touch ID is already on its way out. Just five years ago, iPhones began getting the famed fingerprint scanner that makes unlocking your phone dozens of times a day even easier.

But all of the new iPhones released this year—iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR—only have Face ID. They do not have Touch ID.

Back in 2013, some smart privacy-minded lawyers (notably Marcia Hofmann) began pointing out that a seemingly small change in technology may have a notable impact on the legal landscape.

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