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Shutterfly facial recognition lawsuit goes forward

A federal judge in Illinois is allowing a lawsuit against Shutterfly Inc. to proceed despite the company’s claims that its…

 

Class action lawsuits could determine biometric data collection

According to a news feature recently published in Tech.Mic, Facebook might have to dramatically change how it handles identification data…

 

Facebook integrates facial recognition technology into messaging app

Facebook has integrated its facial recognition technology into its Messenger app for Australian users, with plans to roll it out…

 

Australian government may add social media photos to national biometrics database

Australia’s attorney general’s department has confirmed that the federal government is considering taking photos from social media sites and adding…

 

Facebook calls for dismissal of facial recognition class action lawsuit

Facebook has requested that a federal judge throw out a potential class-action lawsuit alleging that the company is violating an…

 

States considering biometrics capture laws may look to Illinois privacy laws

Recent class action lawsuits filed against Facebook and Shutterfly are the first to test the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act,…

 

Facebook facial recognition class action cases moved from Chicago to San Francisco

Three class actions against Facebook over allegations that the social media giant’s tag suggestion feature violates users’ privacy rights, have…

 

Biometrics in border control, aviation, financial services & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Australian to deploy…

 

Privacy advocates criticize Facebook’s facial recognition policy, NTIA meetings continue

Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology is once again under criticism from privacy advocates, who have argued that the technology…

 

Facebook’s experimental facial recognition software identifies people using visual clues

Facebook head of artificial intelligence Yann LeCun said the company has been developing an experimental facial recognition technology that can…

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