The Google Pixel 4 smartphone debuted a Face Unlock feature that was supposed to bring the flagship Android phone in line with Apple’s practically watertight Face ID authentication tool.

However, it was just a matter of days before eagle-eyed (get it?) Pixel 4 testers discovered an absolutely staggering flaw in Google’s master plan: the Face Unlock feature worked while the user’s eyes were closed.

So, if you happened to fall asleep around someone untrustworthy, or a friend with a wicked sense of humour, it would be easy for them to unlock your phone. Here’s BBC Click’s Chris Fox demonstrating the staggering oversight at the time.

Google promised a fix for the…

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