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Facebook Ordered to Face Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition
17 April 2018, 06:48 | Melanie Burgess
Facebook faces Class Action suit over facial recognition on photos
Yesterday, a judge in California ruled that in order for Tag Suggestions to work, Facebook has gathered biometric information without users' explicit consent. But despite Facebook's success in getting the casemoved from IL to San Francisco, the judge ruled that "plaintiffs' claims are sufficiently cohesive to allow for a fair and efficient resolution on a class basis". Specifically, Facebook has created, collected and stored over a billion "face templates" (or "face prints") - highly detailed geometric maps of the face - from over a billion individuals, millions of whom reside in the State of IL.
Facebook is being criticised by privacy activists for how it's allegedly manipulating some of its Eureopean users to consent to its use of facial recognition in photos and videos. The social network isn't presenting the choice as a simple yes-no option: Instead, users are presented with a list of the purported benefits of facial recognition tech, then asked if they want to "Accept and Continue", or click a greyed-out box obliquely called: "Manage Data Settings". "This unwanted, unnecessary, and risky identification of individuals undermines user privacy, ignores the explicit preferences of Facebook users, and is contrary to law in several state and many parts of the world", the complaint states.
If the lawsuit goes ahead, every member of the IL group could be entitled to compensation, potentially costing Facebook billions of dollars. The organizations are calling on the FTC to reopen a 2009 investigation of Facebook due to recent revelations regarding Cambridge Analytica accessing millions of Facebook users private data.
Bumble's privacy page notes a laundry list of information the service "may collect" via Facebook.
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"The study focused on current drinkers to reduce the risk of bias caused by those who abstain from alcohol due to poor health". The latest global research has just trashed Australian health guidelines of having no more than two alcoholic drinks each day.
This is not the first time Facebook has been under fire for their facial recognition technology.
Facebook can probably recognize that its users' faces are angry.
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Snow, sleet, and mixed precipitation could also be part of the mix, but freezing rain is expected for most of Sunday. Between 8 to 15 inches are likely, with totals possibly reaching 18 inches in some areas, the weather service said.
Rain & storms, windy for Sunday
"Good Saturday morning! A large, slow-moving storm system is bringing winter is back to the area with a vengeance this weekend". The Storm Prediction Center has shifted the highest severe weather risk north into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
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Born in 1936 in what is now known as Eastern Cape province, Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela was the daughter of a history teacher. CNN's Eleni Giokos reported from Soweto, while Faith Karimi wrote from Atlanta, and Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London.