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

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. 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

Facebook wants to save your face. Should you say yes to facial recognition?

After Cambridge Analytica, privacy experts say consumers should think twice before giving Facebook p.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 19th, 2018

Facebook is turning facial recognition back on in Europe

Facebook is turning facial recognition back on in Europe.....»»

Category: videosSource: videonewsindexApr 18th, 2018

Facebook is offering facial recognition again in Europe

Facebook is bringing facial recognition back to Europe after withdrawing the feature in 2012 because of objections from data privacy groups......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 18th, 2018

Facebook to face class action over facial recognition

A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.      &nbs.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 17th, 2018

Facebook under fire for storing facial recognition data without consent

Read full story for latest details......»»

Category: topSource: moneyApr 17th, 2018

Facebook must face class-action lawsuit over facial recognition: report

A federal judge allowed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook Inc. to proceed Monday, according to a Reuters report. The suit challenges the social-network giant over its gathering of facial recog.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 16th, 2018

Fresh trouble for FB: US judge demands class action over facial recognition

The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 16th, 2018

Facebook’s other critics: Its viral stars

As Facebook reels from a privacy scandal, some of its most popular users are lashing out over declining traffic, policy changes and financial complaints......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 8th, 2018