Facebook class action looms over facial recognition software

How Spanish parties exploit Facebook to capture your vote

Whoa! We almost went a full day without some negative news on Facebook breaking. On Monday, US District Judge James Donato ruled that the lawsuit can proceed as a class action, meaning any person in a defined group can be entitled to compensation.

A federal judge has just given the go-ahead for three IL users to file a class action lawsuit against the social network over its facial recognition systems. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users in IL sued the company in 2015 for violating a state privacy law.

The lawsuit, which was first filed in 2015, says Facebook broke the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2008, which says a company must obtain written permission before scanning and storing one's biometrics, including the type of face-scanning technology Facebook uses to tag users in photos. It has been doing this since 2010 so that it can automatically put a name to the face seen in a photograph. Facebook successfully requested that the case be moved from IL to San Francisco and its defense appears to be that the IL law is all about the use of biometric data such as fingerprints, retina and iris scans, voice prints, and scans of peoples' hands and faces.

Vikings LB Kendricks signs five-year, $50M contract
He was drafted in the second round out of UCLA in 2015 and became a starter on one of the top defenses in the NFL . Kendricks recorded a career-high 136 tackles last season - with 13 coming in victory over the Cleveland Browns .

Facebook might think it's facing enough problems right now, but the company's about to run into another privacy-related headache.

Facebook's motion to dismiss the lawsuit was rejected in May 2016.

Facebook also contends it has been very open about the tool since its inception and allows users to turn it off and prevent themselves from being suggested in photo tags. A company spokesperson said it is "reviewing the ruling", adding that "we continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously". "If you've never been tagged in a photo on Facebook or have untagged yourself in all photos of you on Facebook, then we do not have this summary information for you", the company says.

Related News:

  • Salah on Champions League dream, Golden Boot race and Rush's record

    Salah on Champions League dream, Golden Boot race and Rush's record

    I don't care about the rest. "If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League ", he told the Daily Mail . I will try my best to score again and help the team.
    Laurel woman charged for stabbing man in the leg

    Laurel woman charged for stabbing man in the leg

    She reportedly snatched Hutchinson's cash, credit and identity cards, quickly hopped into her white 2005 Honda Acura TL and ran. Marceno said it appears as though Hutchinson was targeted because of similarities in her appearance to Lois Reiss.
    Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action'

    Colorado teachers prepare for 'Day of Action'

    Henry Roman, a teacher from Columbian Elementary School in northwest Denver, said class size is a pressing issue in his city. But advocates are pushing for more because the state is now underfunding schools by about $830 million, Dallman said.
  • Tamil Nadu: Professor booked for trying to force pupils into flesh trade

    Tamil Nadu: Professor booked for trying to force pupils into flesh trade

    The girl students were shocked that their professor was suddenly talking like a pander. She also asks them to take their own time and get back to her in a couple of days.

    Drew McIntyre Returns to Monday Night Raw

    Moments after he arrived, Angle stated that he would have to defend his title and it was Jeff Hardy who accepted the challenge. Ziggler responded by saying he hadn't come to Raw alone, and Apollo and Titus O'Neill were blindsided from behind by McIntyre.
    Airing anti-judiciary speeches banned

    Airing anti-judiciary speeches banned

    He drew the attention to Article 68, saying it even prevented the Parliament from criticising the judiciary and its decisions. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, summoned a copy of the LHC judgement.
  • Two Koreas to discuss announcing official end to war, report says

    Two Koreas to discuss announcing official end to war, report says

    Trump agreed last month to the landmark summit with the nuclear-armed North, but a specific date or venue has not been set. It also wants to strengthen ties with the United States ahead of the country's planned meeting with the North.
    Democrats' midterm advantage narrows in new poll - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

    Democrats' midterm advantage narrows in new poll - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

    The Democrats held a 21-point edge in the seven districts they now hold, compared with 26 percent in the 2014 midterm elections. In 2016, 59% of voters in these areas went with the Republican candidate, compared with 38% for the Democrat.
    Close Call: Giant Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit

    Close Call: Giant Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit

    Only a handful of scientists at NASA detected the asteroid as little as 21 hours before it crossed Earth by a narrow margin. Last week, Sputnik reported that NASA is scrambling to track 17,000 big near-Earth objects (NEOs), including asteroids.
  • NASA to launch satellite in search of new worlds

    NASA to launch satellite in search of new worlds

    The satellite will fly with the Falcon for 44 minutes before being ejected on to a highly elliptical path around Earth. You can tune in on the space agency's Ustream channel or simply watch the embedded player below.
    Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

    Commonwealth Games under fire for not showing athletes entering closing ceremony

    Women's table tennis team won its first ever gold medal in the games history. In a later television interview, Beattie said "did we stuff it up? Yes.
    Kathua rape/murder case: SC asks J&K govt to protect victim's family, lawyer

    Kathua rape/murder case: SC asks J&K govt to protect victim's family, lawyer

    Immediately after the brief hearing in the sessions court, the seven accused were shifted back to jail under heavy security. Among the accused in the Kathua rape murder case, there is a juvenile against whom a separate charge sheet was filed.


Most liked

Jafra Capital Management LP Invests $2.40 Million in Comcast Co. (CMCSA) Stock
Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of CMCSA . 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. The Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. has shown a five days performance of 9.96% and thirty days performance stands at -22.06%.

OnePlus 5T Oreo update brings Phone X like gestures
If you want to get it right away you can use the old VPN trick: change the server location to Canada and check for updates after. This feature was supposed to be released with the OnePlus 6 however, this seems to be the precursor of the model.

Blake Shelton Thinks About Marrying Gwen Stefani (But Not All The Time)
Shelton then joined Stefani on stage as the band played the song, and the two shared a kiss at the end of Stefani's set. Prior to her performance, Shelton asked his girlfriend to join him on stage, but Stefani initially refused .

Has $1.98 Million Position in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 1,043 institutional holders increased their position in Cisco Systems, Inc . Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO ) analysts on average have given a price target of $218.22 on CSCO stock. (NASDAQ: CSCO ).

Assad can not be part of Syria solution, says German foreign minister
And he shot down the Syrian government's claim to have taken out a dozen allied missiles in the course of the attack. In the face of substantial evidence to the contrary, Russia's pushback on behalf of Syria and Assad is significant.

Gorilla born at Smithsonian National Zoo
She was on birth control pills when she first arrived at the zoo three years ago, according to the Washington Post . Western lowlands live in central African countries including the Republic of the Congo, DRC, Cameroon and Gabon.

Nooo! Seven counties have been issued with a Status Yellow rain warning
Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with fresh to strong and gusty southeast winds, veering southwesterly later in the day". The alert is also in place for Galway, Tipperary, Waterford, Mayo, Sligo, Cork and Kerry.

Carroll spares Hart's blushes as West Ham secure late draw against Stoke
The Hammers go into their match on Monday evening off a one-all draw against Chelsea preceded by a 3-0 win over Southampton. He told Sky Sports: "I thought we played well throughout, of course [Peter] Crouch comes on and scores".

Promising Hope For Lung Cancer Patients
Yet, median survival among the study participants who received both immunotherapy and chemo has not yet been reached. Gomez believes it could be as high as double chemotherapy alone, "which would be very impressive", he said.

Bodies of missing man, child found in submerged SUV
Authorities say they have recovered their SUV with two bodies inside, the father and his 9-year-old daughter. Responding to his message, Swaraj said: "I am in constant touch with our consulate in San Francisco.

London violence: Forest Gate teenager stabbed to death
The Colindale victim was treated by land and air ambulance crews before being taken to hospital in central London. Police say the suspect is a left the area in a red station wagon-style vehicle.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) -Trending stock
Apple also is rumored to be coming out with a 6.1-inch liquid crystal display screen smartphone, possibly called the iPhone 9. The iPhone maker reported $3.89 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.82 by $0.07.

Olynyk helps Heat to Game 2 victory over 76ers
Brown admitted afterward it was the type of game where he wished Embiid was playing before responding to his social media post . However, crucial misses eventually led to Wade burying multiple buckets to seal the game late on.

Syrian air defences respond to missile attack on two airbases
Following reports of an Israeli strike, an Israeli military spokesman said: "I'm not aware of such an incident". Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV aired still image of what it said was the air defences intercepting the missiles.

Chattanooga man arrested for armed robbery at Tasty Donuts store
Now, police are investigating to determine whether 38-year-old Travis Card is connected to any of the other crimes. Norfolk Police are looking for a man wanted in connection to three armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery.