Facebook to Pay $550M to Settle Class Action Case Over Facial Recognition

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Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to Illinois users to settle a class-action lawsuit filed over the use of its face-tagging technology to collect facial-recognition data on its social media platform.

The company unveiled the settlement on a quarterly financial call Wednesday, in which it attributed the settlement to the company’s general and administrative costs, which increased 87 percent from a year ago, according to a published report.


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  • Ciaran
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    Wow...that is a nice windfall for getting tagged in a wrong photo. Are there other platforms with this functionality? I imagine they have rowed back very quickly. I wonder how they came to this figure?
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)

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    Thanks for sharing @kltaylor , yet another reason to stay off of Facebook!   B)
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    If my job didn’t require me to have one...
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
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