Facebook could have to pay 'billions' in damages in class action lawsuit over facial recognition

  1. Facebook could have to pay ‘billions’ in damages in class action lawsuit over facial recognition  Business Insider
  2. Judge says class action suit against Facebook over facial recognition can go forward  TechCrunch
  3. Facebook Hearings Illuminate Future of Business and Data Privacy  Wall Street Journal (blog)
  4. Facebook hearings are not enough: Congress must act to defend democracy  Seattle Times
  5. These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database  Forbes
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Facebook must face class action lawsuit over use of facial recognition tech on photos

  1. Facebook must face class action lawsuit over use of facial recognition tech on photos  VentureBeat
  2. Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Its Use Of Facial Recognition Data  NPR
  3. Amid #DeleteFacebook Scandal, Dating App Bumble Will Let Users Log In Without A Facebook Account  Tech Times
  4. These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database  Forbes
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Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool

  1. Facebook hit with class action suit over facial recognition tool  Phys.Org
  2. Facebook Facial Recognition Class-Action Lawsuit Could Cost Them ‘Billions’  Ubergizmo
  3. Facebook could be forced to pay out billions to users over the use of its facial recognition tech  Alphr
  4. White Supremacy Is the Achilles’ Heel of American Democracy  The Atlantic
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Facebook must face class action over facial recognition – U.S. judge

Facebook must face class action over facial recognition - U.S. judgeA 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 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.


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Former staffer: EPA fired him for refusing to OK first-class flight

  1. Former staffer: EPA fired him for refusing to OK first-class flight  Politico
  2. Former aide tells Congress of extravagant spending by EPA’s Scott Pruitt  CNN
  3. A New Bombshell Letter Alleges “Unethical And Potentially Illegal” Acts By EPA Head Scott Pruitt  BuzzFeed News
  4. Lawmakers’ Letter Claims Further Spending Abuses by the EPA Head, Scott Pruitt  New York Times
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Student class engagement soars when they use personal data to learn

Life sciences professors have found that giving students access to their personal biological data has a profound impact on their learning experience. In a summary of their experiment, the researchers report students with access to data about their own microbiome — the trillions of tiny microorganisms that live in a person’s gut, mouth and skin — are significantly more engaged and more interested in course material.
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Senators: EPA Files Undercut Pruitt's Need for First-Class Travel

  1. Senators: EPA Files Undercut Pruitt’s Need for First-Class Travel  New York Times
  2. A Condo Deal Like Pruitt’s Would Get Other EPA Staff in Trouble  Bloomberg
  3. EPA IG will review former EPA official Samantha Dravis’ employment records  CBS News
  4. In Letter to EPA, Top Ethics Officer Questions Pruitt’s Actions  New York Times
  5. Scott Pruitt is the face of America’s big problem  CNN
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