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Facebook discloses government data requests

In a bid to be more transparent, Facebook has begun to publish the number of requests it receives from governments for user…

 

Facebook mulls facial recognition for profile pictures

Facebook says it’s considering incorporating user profile pictures into its growing facial recognition database, the company revealed in an update…

 

Boston law firm offers reward for proof that Facebook has shared or sold biometric data with third parties

The Leonard Law Office LLP has offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who can provide verifiable and credible information leading…

 

Regulators confirm Facebook has deleted European facial recognition data

The Irish data protection commissioner along with a German data protection regulator have confirmed that Facebook has deleted all European…

 

International CES 2013 announces expansion of public policy focus, to explore facial recognition

The Consumer Electronics Association, the producer of the annual International CES conference, has announced a broad array of panel discussions…

 

Porn websites offer facial recognition to help find the girl next door … literally

Two porn websites are offering free facial recognition services to their users to find look-alikes or similar-looking performers online. SexFaceFinder.com…

 

Free facial recognition up to snuff with specialist options

Research has shown that freely available facial recognition search engines used by popular social networks like Facebook are as reliable…

 

Facebook to remove biometric facial recognition for European users

The Irish privacy regulator said late last week that Facebook had agreed to remove biometric facial recognition data collected from…

 

Germany re-opens Facebook biometric probe

German data privacy authorities have re-opened a probe into Facebook and its use of biometric facial recognition technology to determine…

 

U.S. Senate to examine privacy and facial recognition technology

On Wednesday, July 18, Senator Al Franken, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law,…

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