Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has claimed thousands of lives in China. With the outbreak, travellers and others wear masks on their faces to avoid the risk of attracting the virus. People across the globe have descended to local pharmacies or health supply stores to hoard boxes of surgical masks. However, with the use of these masks, people are unable to unlock their phones using face ID. According to latest media reports, face masks have made it impossible for users to unlock their phones. But are these claims real? Dog Face Mask Sales Spike During Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak in China.
A Twitter user shared pictures of face masks that prints your face on it so you can unlock your devices, while still protecting yourselves from viral threats. “Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone,” Twitter user @djbaskin captioned the image along with the website link. China's Coronavirus Outbreak: Can Wearing A Face Mask Protect You Against the Deadly Disease Claiming Hundreds of Lives?
Here Are the Pics:
Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.
— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) February 15, 2020
The faceidmasks.com claim that they make N95 respirator masks that work with facial recognition software. How does it work? They upload your face by using computational mapping to convert your facial features into an image printed on the surface of the surgical masks. But where will you get it? Are the masks for real? No!
After scrolling down the website, it was revealed that nothing of such mask exists, as of now. So, if you too have come across such pictures of masks that claim to unlock your phone, while you are wearing them, do not circulate it. As of now, nothing of that has made, and it stands as a hoax. You will have to remove your facemask to unlock your device with face ID.
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