Pixel 4 facial recognition works even if you're asleep (2)

Google’s Pixel 4, which was unveiled on 15 Oct, brings hardware-based facial recognition, but a tweet from a BBC journalist now suggests that it might not be as safe as the technology originally debuted by the iPhone.

Meanwhile, replying to Chris Fox’s post on Twitter, another user, Michael Carlyle‏, posted a screenshot that seemingly shows the Pixel 4 does, indeed, have a toggle to activate the ‘open eyes’ functionality that will enable users to unlock the phone via facial recognition only when the user’s eyes are open.

Pixel 4 facial recognition works even if you're asleep

With the issue Chris Fox tweeted about may be restricted to the review unit of the Pixel 4, while the retail units that will ship to regular users may or may not have the problem.

As many users were asking Fox to prove his claim, he also posted a small video that seemingly shows the device unlocking even when it’s held up to his face with his eyes closed and mouth wide open.

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