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Facebook Facial Recognition Class-Action Lawsuit Could Cost Them ‘Billions'

5 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

One of the features that Facebook introduced to its platform several years ago was the ability to recognize faces in your photos. The idea was that it would make it easier for users to tag their friends in photos, although it seems that not everyone necessarily appreciates the convenience that the feature offers. Recently US District Judge James Donato has ruled that Facebook can now be sued in a class-action lawsuit filed by three Illinois users who claims that the feature gathered biometric data without their explicit consent. The lawsuit is being filed over an Illinois state law called...
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Facebook must face class action lawsuit over use of facial recognition tech on photos

Facebook must face class action lawsuit over use of facial recognition tech on photos

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal inform...
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