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Comment Re:Building a face database (Score 1) 66

... Perhaps it just might be time to loosen the tin foil hat a little bit....

Given google's history, being prudent does not mean one is wearing a tin foil hat.

... Google won't use data from your photo for any other purpose and will only store your photo for the time it takes to search for matches...

Once google has processed the photo, the photo is no longer needed, so why store it? Google may not use this data, but who else, besides google will have access to this data? What third parties? Googles overall privacy policy is wide open to google sharing data with third parties.

...They have all the selfies from Google+ users (go ahead and make a joke...

No joking, just the reality that google (and, by reference, google+) has a long, long way to go in order to catch up to facebook's facial database.

... I'm not sure what more this app would give them....

Exactly. Google is getting something out of this app. I wonder what it is?

Comment Re:how about some mobile love (Score 1) 170

Definitely could use some mobile love. My phone updated to the latest version of Firefox on Android, and the Firefox update process lost all of my bookmarks. Every single last one of them. No warning that the update would delete my bookmarks, they just were not there after the update. I just cannot figure out what in the world the Mozilla people are thinking with all this garbage.

Comment Re:FaceID is one (Score 4, Interesting) 119

...However what is clearly one is FaceID. ...

FaceID is a product feature, not a feature product. FaceID is something that is added to other products. The iPod is a product. The iPhone is a product. Apple Watch is a product. FaceID is a feature of a product. But the fact that FaceID is the best you can come up with means you see the drought as well.

Comment Re:Fading Apple Star (Score 2) 119

...It’s funny since people like you say this about Apple with every new model... Does it ever tire to be so wrong?

"people like me?" All I said was that I wondered how long Apple could do it. How can I be wrong when I asked a question? So I'll ask you the same question --- how long do you think Apple can continue to sell very expensive smartphones? And as a corollary, I'll also ask you a follow-up question --- when do you think that Apple will come out of their long, long innovative, paradigm-changing, new product drought?

Comment Thwarting law enforcement? (Score 1) 348

... he was quoted as saying. "At what point is it just trying to one up things and at what point is it to thwart law enforcement? ...

Why does he presume that people want security in their phones just to thwart law enforcement? I want security in my phone to keep everyone out. If law enforcement can get in, so can the bad guys.

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