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

    8 days ago - By Venture Beat

    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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  • Facebook's Photo-Scanning Suit Becomes a Multibillion-Dollar Threat

    Facebook's Photo-Scanning Suit Becomes a Multibillion-Dollar Threat

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    The last thing Facebook fb needs is another privacy headache-and it now has a big one.
    A federal judge ruled Monday that millions of the social network's users can proceed as a group with claims that its photo-scanning technology violated an Illinois law by gathering and storing biometric data without their consent. Damages could potentially run into the billions of dollars-a fact that wasn't lost on the judge, who was unsympathetic to Facebook's arguments for limiting its legal exposure.
    The case dates back to 2015, long before Facebook became mired in controversy over revelations that...
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