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Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: judge.

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that...
Time: 20:48     Date: 16.04.2018
World Tech News: Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: judge. NY Post 24 - US News

The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled in San Francisco federal court that a class action was the most efficient way to resolve the dispute over facial templates.

Facebook said it was reviewing the ruling. “We continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously,” the company said in a statement.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs could not immediately be reached for comment.

Facebook users sued in 2015, alleging violations of an Illinois state law about the privacy of biometric information.

The class will consist of Facebook users in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored facial recognition algorithms after June 7, 2011, Donato ruled. That is the date when Facebook launched “Tag Suggestions,” a feature that suggests people to tag after a Facebook user uploads a photo.

In the U.S. court system, certification of a class is typically a major hurdle that plaintiffs in proposed class actions need to overcome before reaching a possible settlement or trial.

Tech

World Tech News: YouTube ran ads for big firms on Nazi, pedophilia channels. NY Post 24 - US News
YouTube ran ads for big firms on Nazi, pedophilia channels.
YouTube has been accused of showing ads from multi-national companies on channels promoting extremism, Nazis and even pedophilia....
World Tech News: Army developing ‘nano-satellites’ for space warfare. NY Post 24 - US News
Army developing ‘nano-satellites’ for space warfare.
Small “nano-satellites” could soon play a big role in US Army plans to win ground wars, a top US Army official...
World Tech News: Hubble celebrates 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery. NY Post 24 - US News
Hubble celebrates 28 years with shot of wild stellar nursery.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch with a peek into a...
World Tech News: Cryptocurrency exchange owner slams Schneiderman. NY Post 24 - US News
Cryptocurrency exchange owner slams Schneiderman.
Take a hike, Eric. The owner of a virtual currency exchange on Thursday hit back at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls. NY Post 24 - US News
Democrats are getting desperate as Mueller stalls.
It’s not just Hillary Clinton who can’t quit Russia. The whole Democratic Party keeps going back to 2016. In a move that...
Last US News - Opinion: Facebook is actually stalking everyone. NY Post 24 - US News
Facebook is actually stalking everyone.
Facebook is stalking you, even if you’re not signed up — and it really, really doesn’t want to stop. The latest proof,...
Last US News - Opinion: Andrew Cuomo’s ‘undocumented’ imagination. NY Post 24 - US News
Andrew Cuomo’s ‘undocumented’ imagination.
Count Gov. Cuomo among the many gullible people who apparently believe everything they read on the Internet. And also among...
Last US News - Opinion: Medical research has a woman problem. NY Post 24 - US News
Medical research has a woman problem.
Before approving “female Viagra” in 2015, the FDA asked for a study to see if it was safe when taken with alcohol. The...
Last US News - Opinion: Obama bureaucracy left our private data more vulnerable than ever. NY Post 24 - US News
Obama bureaucracy left our private data more vulnerable than ever.
Without your knowledge or permission, the Obama administration collected and warehoused your most private bank records and...

Living

US Living News: These ladies share the secret to living for a century. NY Post 24 - US News
These ladies share the secret to living for a century.
Her secret to living to 100 is simple: Stay single. Lucille Watson, who becomes a centenarian Sunday, believes living fancy-free...
US Living News: My 30-year-old husband had a stroke on our babymoon. NY Post 24 - US News
My 30-year-old husband had a stroke on our babymoon.
Dave Levy turned to his wife midflight, en route to their Hawaiian babymoon — one last getaway before the birth of...
US Living News: Medical research has a woman problem. NY Post 24 - US News
Medical research has a woman problem.
Before approving “female Viagra” in 2015, the FDA asked for a study to see if it was safe when taken with alcohol. The...
US Living News: From Akron to Youngstown, this is life in the Rust Belt. NY Post 24 - US News
From Akron to Youngstown, this is life in the Rust Belt.
The Rust Belt has no specific borders and is less a geographic region than a term used to describe the country’s once-proud...
US Living News: This week’s must-read books. NY Post 24 - US News
This week’s must-read books.
You Think It, I’ll Say It Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction, Random House) The clever author of “Prep” and “American Wife”...
US Living News: This is the sexiest man not alive. NY Post 24 - US News
This is the sexiest man not alive.
He was “the handsomest man in America,” a magnetic charmer and one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of his...
US Living News: After 29,168 killings in a year, Mexico is more murder zone than tourist mecca. NY Post 24 - US News
After 29,168 killings in a year, Mexico is more murder zone than tourist mecca.
Mexico has hit the headlines time and time again this year, for all the wrong reasons. Last Sunday tourists watched as a...
US Living News: Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up. NY Post 24 - US News
Prince Harry, not Meghan, is the one who’s marrying up.
There’s only four more weeks until Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, and royal-watching has hit bizarre levels. Apple...

Business

Last US Business News: Walmart’s milk production hits farmers hard. NY Post 24 - US News
Walmart’s milk production hits farmers hard.
Being a dairy farmer is an utterly tough slog in the best of times. Now they have plenty more beef. Declining consumption,...
Last US Business News: Why are cars so much harder to repair these days?. NY Post 24 - US News
Why are cars so much harder to repair these days?.
Dear John: I’ve been writing to politicians for decades about car companies that have design engineers who burn the midnight...
Last US Business News: Corporate diversity is latest trend in activist investing. NY Post 24 - US News
Corporate diversity is latest trend in activist investing.
Achieving diversity on corporate boards is quickly becoming the next hot spot in activist investing. At least that was the...
Last US Business News: Hedge funders’ lavish gala raises $1.5M for Lincoln Center. NY Post 24 - US News
Hedge funders’ lavish gala raises $1.5M for Lincoln Center.
For the hedge funders in attendance at Monday’s Alternative Investment Industry Gala, it looked as though Wall Street’s...
Last US Business News: Huge college endowments too rich for my taste. NY Post 24 - US News
Huge college endowments too rich for my taste.
Nothing better demonstrates the utter gall of ultra-liberal socioeconomics these days than the sheer nerviness of large university...
Last US Business News: Americans owe more than $930B in credit debt. NY Post 24 - US News
Americans owe more than $930B in credit debt.
Americans, in good times and bad, love debt — especially the plastic kind, despite its steep price. Those are some of the...
Last US Business News: Can you recover funds from old savings passbook?. NY Post 24 - US News
Can you recover funds from old savings passbook?.
Dear John: I’m a longtime reader of your column and a big fan of your common-sense answers. To solve my problem I believe...
Last US Business News: Celeb wavered on letter to Cuomo urging minimum wage hike for tipped workers. NY Post 24 - US News
Celeb wavered on letter to Cuomo urging minimum wage hike for tipped workers.
At least one small-screen actress had second thoughts about signing a letter to Gov. Cuomo — 16 Hollywood actresses including...

Metro

Metro News: 2-year-old in critical condition after being struck by car. NY Post 24 - US News
2-year-old in critical condition after being struck by car.
A two-year-boy walking with his mother Saturday night scooted away and was hit by a car exiting a parking lot at Staten Island’s...
Metro News: CUNY ‘integrity expert’ is using shady tactics to boost his salary. NY Post 24 - US News
CUNY ‘integrity expert’ is using shady tactics to boost his salary.
A CUNY honcho hired as an integrity expert is collecting both a pension and a taxpayer salary, with his paychecks funneled...
Metro News: Sister, widow of Christmas figurines mogul fight over $54M estate. NY Post 24 - US News
Sister, widow of Christmas figurines mogul fight over $54M estate.
In the end, it wasn’t a wonderful life for a Manhattan Christmas-ceramics mogul whose family is now sparring with his much...
Metro News: De Blasio puts donors in charge of campaign-finance reform. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio puts donors in charge of campaign-finance reform.
Mayor de Blasio has appointed his own donors to examine and reform the city’s campaign-finance laws. Seven of the 15 people...
Metro News: How a church destroyed on 9/11 became mired in controversy. NY Post 24 - US News
How a church destroyed on 9/11 became mired in controversy.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was to be a “beacon of hope” at the World Trade Center site, glowing at night as a...
Metro News: Students attacked, threatened thousands of school employees last year. NY Post 24 - US News
Students attacked, threatened thousands of school employees last year.
City school kids aren’t just hitting the books, they’re smacking their teachers. More than 10,000 city school employees,...
Metro News: Cops save elderly tourist who suffered heart attack in Times Square. NY Post 24 - US News
Cops save elderly tourist who suffered heart attack in Times Square.
These cops are all heart. Five heroic officers came to the rescue of an elderly man who suffered a cardiac arrest as he celebrated...
Metro News: Sex cult moves to Brooklyn — and is ready for ‘war’. NY Post 24 - US News
Sex cult moves to Brooklyn — and is ready for ‘war’.
The Albany-based sex cult Nxivm is in full-out “war” mode — and has moved to Brooklyn, The Post has learned. And it’s...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Miguel Andujar making it hard for Yankees to take him out of lineup. NY Post 24 - US News
Miguel Andujar making it hard for Yankees to take him out of lineup.
For much of the offseason, it seemed like Miguel Andujar was on his way to being the starting third baseman in The Bronx....
Last US Sport News: Montgomery gives ‘bulldog’ effort the Yankees really needed. NY Post 24 - US News
Montgomery gives ‘bulldog’ effort the Yankees really needed.
With the Yankees’ bullpen depleted because of injuries and a high workload, Jordan Montgomery entered Saturday’s game...
Last US Sport News: Frankie Edgar ‘not going anywhere’ after bounce-back win. NY Post 24 - US News
Frankie Edgar ‘not going anywhere’ after bounce-back win.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Jersey boy got back on track in his home state. Seven weeks after he was knocked out for the...
Last US Sport News: Jose Reyes lives up to his Twitter prediction. NY Post 24 - US News
Jose Reyes lives up to his Twitter prediction.
ATLANTA — Jose Reyes took to Twitter before Saturday’s game to post a positive thought. “Reyes will get a hit,” the...
Last US Sport News: Reliving the Jets’ failures in trying to find the next Namath. NY Post 24 - US News
Reliving the Jets’ failures in trying to find the next Namath.
On April 8, 1976, a young fan sat in the balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel on 45th street, clutching a sign with “N.Y. Jets...