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Does Google have plans to integrate the face recognition feature with storage encryption? As far as I understand, it may not be secure enough because you can use a photo, but still, I want to be allowed to use it because I see it as an acceptable risk that a thief gains access to my portrait.

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A thief doesn't even necessarily need access to a photo of you to unlock the phone. He can unlock the phone if he happens to look similar to you. –  Erik Apr 29 '12 at 20:48
    
As far as I'm aware, Google haven't made any announcements about changes like this in future versions of Android, so any answer we make here is likely to be just speculation, which we discourage here. Having said that, you may see it as an acceptable risk, but it only takes one person to try suing Google after their supposedly securely encrypted phone was decrypted by someone who looked them up on Facebook to ruin it for everyone else. –  GAThrawn Apr 30 '12 at 14:31
    
I would agree that this is pretty much just going to become a lot of speculation, unfortunately (alternatively, the answer would be simply "No"). It would perhaps be reasonable to ask "How can I use face unlock with the encryption feature?" although AFAIK the answer to that is also simply "You can't". Personally, I would think it's fairly unlikely to happen, as the PIN/password is used as a decryption key and I cannot think of a feasible and secure way achieve that with face recognition (but then, I'm no security expert). –  eldarerathis May 1 '12 at 1:15
    
@GAThrawn So then, why could Google not just display some three additional popups, sound one audible alarm to make the user understand the risks and let him give his consent against taking any legal action. –  ryan May 1 '12 at 5:33
    
@Erik Is the technology really that inacurate resp. easy to fool? In my opinion, this situation would also be booked as an acceptable risk. –  ryan May 1 '12 at 5:39
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closed as not constructive by GAThrawn, eldarerathis May 1 '12 at 1:16

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