How would you feel if a phone's camera was always watching?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 4 Dec 2021, 11:37AM
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How would you feel if a phone's camera was always watching?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 4 Dec 2021, 11:37AM
How would you feel if your phone's camera was always watching? 
Qualcomm's latest processor will have this capability - which means it could be coming to Android devices as early as next year.
Here's how they're pitching it.. it makes it easier to unlock your phone because it will unlock the moment you look at it. You can then quickly look over at your phone to see notifications instead of needing to pick it up. 
They're pitching it as making your phone more secure, because as soon as you're not looking at it, it will lock. If it can see you and someone else, then private information or notifications could be hidden.
They say the images are not recorded or saved, the camera is just scanning for faces. When it's in this scanning mode, none of the other phone's functions are connected. Only when a face is detected is when those other systems are activated and the face is authenticated.
Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter had a big week
He stood down from his CEO position, handing it over to the CTO. He's presumably going to now focus more of his attention on Square, which this week got renamed as 'Block'. Facebook rebranded as Meta to own the metaverse space, now Square wants to be everything Blockchain?
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