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Facebook is using "dishonest and manipulative" tactics to get EU users to agree to facial recognition, critics say (FB)

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is asking some users in Europe to consent to the use of facial recognition technology. But the social network has been accused by privacy experts by asking for permission in a "f.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2018

Amid data scandal, Facebook rolls out new privacy choices under EU rules

The statement said users will be told that facial recognition is optional, but that it could offer some benefit, such as being notified when someone is using an unauthorized picture.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 18th, 2018

Facebook Provides a Preview of Its Privacy Makeover

In a preview of how Facebook is changing its privacy policies, the site this week will start asking European users for permission to use their personal data to power features like facial recognition and some forms of targeted advertising......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 18th, 2018

Facebook could have to pay "billions" in damages in class action lawsuit over facial recognition (FB)

Reuters/Leah Millis Facebook faces a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology to tag people in photos. The decision by a US district judge means the company could be sued by millions of US users......»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2018

New WhatsApp Bug Lets User Bypass Face ID And Touch ID

WhatsApp earlier this month introduced a new security feature that allowed iPhone users to set fingerprint or facial recognition as log-in meth.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkFeb 21st, 2019

Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It’s just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJan 19th, 2019

#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?

The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. It’s just a drop in a big bucket of data Facebook has already amassed......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJan 19th, 2019

Is Facebook"s "10 Year Challenge" A Ploy To Teach Facial Recognition Algorithms

If you have been on social media recently, you’ve likely been subjected to the "10 year challenge", a growing trend of people posting photos of themselves from 10.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 17th, 2019

Google Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Facial Recognition Software

A lawsuit filed against Google by users who said the world’s largest search engine violated their privacy was dismissed by a judge. A lawsuit filed against Google by users who sai.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 29th, 2018

U.K. to Use Facial Recognition on Christmas Shoppers in London

But the technology has critics who question high levels of inaccuracy. .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 18th, 2018

Amazon’s strategy to foil porch pirates with facial recognition hints at a ‘dangerous future,’ critics say

The online retailer has indicated it wants to use biometrics to thwart thieves......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 15th, 2018

Amazon’s strategy for catching porch pirates with facial recognition could also curb civil liberties, critics say

The online retailer has indicated it wants to use biometrics to thwart thieves......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 14th, 2018

Facebook drops firm that sought to discredit critics

Facebook said Thursday it was severing ties with a political consultancy that sought to discredit critics of the social networking giant using questionable campaign-style tactics......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 15th, 2018

Facebook reportedly used anti-Semitic attacks to discredit its critics

A new blockbuster report dives into the questionable tactics behind Facebook’s crisis management......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 15th, 2018

Facebook purges more than 800 accounts pushing political messages for profit

Some of the accounts and pages had millions of followers. They were likely domestic actors using clickbait headlines and other tactics to drive users to websites where they could target them with ads, Facebook said......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 11th, 2018

Facebook"s facial recognition push cues privacy concerns, NY Times says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallJul 10th, 2018

Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Prompts Privacy Alarms

Facebook is working to spread its face-matching tools even as it faces heightened scrutiny from regulators and legislators in Europe and North America......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJul 9th, 2018

Critics Ask Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Technology to Police

ACLU fears the technology will open the door to constant surveillance. The ACLU along with around three dozen other organizations are calling for Amazon to s.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 23rd, 2018

Amazon Bites Back at Police Face Recognition Critics

Amazon has defended the use of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology to power US police facial recognition platforms, amid concern the firm is underpinning “authoritarian” policing technique.....»»

Category: topSource: redherringMay 23rd, 2018

Facebook’s failed crackdown on fake accounts

Facial-recognition technology, which Facebook has pitched as the fix to its fake account problem, is much less effective than the social media giant advertised......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 5th, 2018

When a stranger takes your face: Facebook’s failed crackdown on fakes

Facial-recognition technology, which Facebook has pitched as the fix to its fake account problem, is much less effective than the social media giant advertised......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 4th, 2018