Thursday, 19 April, 2018


Facebook must face class action over facial recognition - US judge

How Spanish parties exploit Facebook to capture your vote Facebook must face class action over facial recognition - US judge
Bennie Garza | 17 April, 2018, 11:52

Facebook successfully requested that the case be moved from IL to San Francisco and its defense appears to be that the IL law is all about the use of biometric data such as fingerprints, retina and iris scans, voice prints, and scans of peoples' hands and faces.

A USA federal judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.

U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled that the lawsuit can proceed as a class action representing potentially millions of Facebook users in IL.

Facebook created a template that automatically tags people when a photo is uploaded to the site.

"Consequently, the case will proceed with a class consisting of Facebook users located in IL for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7, 2011", he said, according to the ruling seen by AFP.

A Facebook spokesperson said the company is "reviewing the ruling" and continues to believe "the case has no merit". But according to the plaintiffs, this happens to violate the 2008 Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act, which prohibits companies like Facebook from collecting and storing the biometric data of consumers without their permission. "If you've never been tagged in a photo on Facebook or have untagged yourself in all photos of you on Facebook, then we do not have this summary information for you", the company says.

"Facebook also contends it has been very open about the tool since its inception and allows users to turn it off and prevent themselves from being suggested in photo tags".

Monday's ruling will likely impact the Silicon Valley giant, which has already lost billions of dollars in wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where some 87 million Facebook users had their personal data "mishandled" and shared with a third party.

Recommended

...
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) Analysts See $0.98 EPS on May, 4

    Tdam Usa Inc owns 8,510 shares. 2,500 shares were sold by Veeraraghavachary Srinivasan, worth $205,725 on Tuesday, March 27. Tower Bridge Advisors has 1.37% invested in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH ) for 179,363 shares.

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC Has $737000 Stake in CME Group (NASDAQ:CME)

    The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Piper Jaffray. (NASDAQ:CME) has "Buy" rating given by Sandler O'Neill. Following the transaction, the director now owns 3,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $427,385.
    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.
  • Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
    Facebook admits data failings as chiefs face questions from TDs

    Facebook admits data failings as chiefs face questions from TDs

    He also said users should check their settings to see what apps are accessing their data. The Facebook executives will say that they are "aligned with its goals".

    How to learn English with the news

    Your main purpose is to master or improve your language skills, so it is not so big deal if you listen to or read something fake. How to learn English through the news It is undeniable that the news is a great source of the words that are used everywhere.
  • (AWI) EPS Estimated At $0.83

    Equities research analysts anticipate that Armstrong World Industries Inc will post $2.62 earnings per share for the current year. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Armstrong World Industries by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter.
    Asian stocks make modest gains after steady Chinese GDP data

    Asian stocks make modest gains after steady Chinese GDP data

    Oil prices slipped with Brent crude futures off 31 cents at $72.27 a barrel, while US crude fell 26 cents to $67.13 a barrel. Australian stocks gained 0.3 percent with mining shares gaining on higher aluminium prices.

    Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
  • Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM)

    Moreover, Citadel Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE:NAP). Share of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. 120.25 million shares or 0.59% less from 120.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
    OnePlus 5 and 5T Are Now Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

    OnePlus 5 and 5T Are Now Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

    OnePlus has also added category tags in the search section of the app drawer and will also auto-name folders based on category. For the OnePlus 5T, the company has added the support for full-screen gestures, but the OnePlus 5 misses out on the same.
    Kaleb Lee performs on 'The Voice' in playoffs

    Kaleb Lee performs on 'The Voice' in playoffs

    Hicks, a Snider High School and Huntington University graduate, will have to perform another song on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sharane Calister is the 24-year-old singer from Des Moines, Iowa on The Voice, Season 14 .

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of PayPal in a report on Thursday, January 4th. The stock dispatched -3.11% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 14.00% over the last six months.

Stock to Keep Your Eyes on: Geron Corporation (GERN) The stock is now showing up return of 10.63% throughout last week and witnessed rising return of 22.61% in one month period. Higher-beta stocks tend to be more volatile and therefore riskier, but provide the potential for higher returns.

Linesman Barton Leaves Jackets-Capitals Game With Injury Linesman Barton Leaves Jackets-Capitals Game With Injury The top line hasn't converted an even-strength goal yet. "He's going to miss some time here", Coach Barry Trotz said Monday. Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen and Chandler Stephenson each have been on the ice for three of the four goals allowed.

Presima INC Holds Stake in Avalonbay Cmntys INC (AVB) It is positive, as 31 investors sold AVB shares while 129 reduced holdings. 55 funds amassed holdings and 150 increased holdings. Total analysts of 19 have positions in AvalonBay (NYSE: AVB ) as follows: 9 rated it a "Buy", 0 with "Sell" and 10 with "Hold".

984 institutional investors are raising stakes in The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) After $1.69 actual EPS reported by The Home Depot, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.08 % EPS growth. It fall, as 51 investors sold HD shares while 662 reduced holdings. 501 increased positions while 164 funds bought positions.

ATMs across country go dry, Govt seeks 3 days to fix problem ATMs across country go dry, Govt seeks 3 days to fix problem While, Finance Minister reiterated that 'we have reviewed the currency situation and there is more than adequate cash available'. The Government has formed a state-wise committee and RBI also formed a committee to transfer currency from one state to other.

Oppo F7 Diamond Black edition launched in India: Price, specifications and features Oppo F7 Diamond Black edition launched in India: Price, specifications and features OPPO F7 sports a 6.23 inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) 19:9 Full View OLED Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device is equipped to perform faster and better with 6GB RAM and is an upgrade over the recently launched OPPO F7 .

8 year-old boy slashes other students with knife 8 year-old boy slashes other students with knife Watkins said the incident lasted approximately five minutes before the student was stopped by "adult intervention". The suspect was taken into custody by Sauk Rapids police, interviewed and has since been released to his parents.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited It improved, as 80 investors sold ORCL shares while 488 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share.

$0.01 EPS Expected for IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG) on May, 8 A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return. The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at 7.96 percent, its SMA50 Value is 4.51% and SMA200 value is reported as -1.58 Percent.

$1.51 EPS Expected for Cardinal Health, Inc The company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.17. Professional Advisory Svcs reported 251,525 shares or 4.06% of all its holdings. (NYSE: CAH ) for last month was 0.86114.

Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.

How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket How to Choose the Best Tennis Racket It’s worth familiarising yourself with these categories, as it makes it easier to predict how any given racket will respond. By being less taught and more elastic, you can benefit from a better feel for the ball, and as a result, more power over it.

How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website How To Make A Profile On A Dating Website Yes, we live in the world of modern technologies where a teenager knows more about technologies than people in mid 30s. When writing about yourself, keep in mind that people might think of different things and have different associations.