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The tech company has filed a patent for a facial recognition system for mobile devices.

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Piers Fawkes, PSFK on January 2, 2012. @piers_fawkes

Patently Apple has a report that looks into why Apple has filed a patent for a facial recognition system for mobile devices. comparable to what some Android users already have, reports Patently Apple. They says that for simple home or personal use, the system could be setup to recognize your presence and face to quickly turn on your device. For use at work, the facial recognition system could be set to higher levels of security. All in all it sounds like a very promising security system is in our future. Patently Apple

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