Five reasons facial recognition on the iPhone 8 would be a terrible idea

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Rumours have surfaced that the iPhone 8 will come with facial recognition software, with some analysts predicting the firm will forgo Touch ID in favour of unlocking phones via facial recognition.

The tech giants have added weight to the predictions by acquiring Israeli tech firm Realface. The startup produces facial recognition software for use in biometric login systems. Here are five reasons why unlocking your phone with your face is a terrible idea: