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Facebook expands notifications and use of facial recognition

Facebook is posting notifications informing users about its facial recognition features in their “News Feeds,” explaining some of the ways…

 

Judge denies Facebook motion to throw out class-action suit

The “concrete injury” standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving search engine company Spokeo in 2016…

 

Facebook argues against class action certification in BIPA lawsuits

Facebook has told a federal judge in California that plaintiffs attempting to certify a pair of related class action suits…

 

Facebook acquires mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.io

Facebook has acquired mobile ID authentication startup Confirm.io, which could help the social media company restore access to users locked…

 

Judge takes issue with Facebook motion to dismiss Illinois privacy lawsuit

Facebook’s bid to have a lawsuit filed against it under Illinois’ biometric privacy law thrown out seems unlikely to succeed…

 

Facebook files patent for facial recognition for physical payments

A patent application filed by Facebook and published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicates the company’s…

 

Facebook testing facial recognition system for account recovery

Facebook is currently testing a facial recognition system exclusively as a mechanism for recovering a locked account, according to a…

 

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks…

 

Facebook lobbying against facial recognition laws

Facebook has intensified its state lobbying in the wake of an ongoing lawsuit filed in Illinois, but is doing so…

 

Facebook facial recognition lawsuit put on hold

Facebook Inc.’s attempts to evade legal action alleging it illegally collected biometric data using facial recognition software have been temporarily…

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