Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

The US military is conducting wide area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal.

Facebook Just Paid a $5 Billion Fine for Privacy Breaches. Now it Wants Access to Your Brain.

Facebook Just Paid a $5 Billion Fine for Privacy Breaches. Now it Wants Access to Your Brain.

“Neuroethical design is one of our program’s key pillars — we want to be transparent about what we’re working on so that people can tell us their concerns about this technology,” Mark Chevillet, director of the brain-computer interface (BCI) research program at Facebook Reality Labs says.

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

'Five Eyes' security alliance calls for access to encrypted material

“The Five Eyes are united that tech firms should not develop their systems and services, including end-to-end encryption, in ways that empower criminals or put vulnerable people at risk,” said British Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data: EU court

Companies using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data: EU court

“The court was right in assessing whether Fashion ID had an interest in collaborating with Facebook by way of embedding the ‘Like’ Button,” Rauer said, adding plugins will continue to be popular notwithstanding the judgment.

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Self-driving cars or armed autonomous military robots may make use of the same technologies. In a certain sense, we as software developers are helping to build and shape the future. What does the future look like and are we helping build the right one?

Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes it Dangerous.

Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes it Dangerous.

Citing documents gathered by Georgetown Law researchers, the Post reports that at least two federal agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, have — for years — mined state photo ID databases to populate their own facial recognition databases.

Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

FaceApp is also the product of a Russian company that sends photos from your device to its servers, retains rights to use them in perpetuity, and performs artificial intelligence black magic on them.

FaceApp: Privacy warning issued over app that lets users turn themselves old

FaceApp: Privacy warning issued over app that lets users turn themselves old

The terms give the app the ability to use those photos in just about any way, without giving anything back to the users who first created them, the app makes clear.

FaceApp’s Privacy Policy Isn’t The Problem

FaceApp’s Privacy Policy Isn’t The Problem

The app owes its popularity to viral sensations like the one it’s currently experiencing, which has users sharing photos of their older or younger counterparts. In the statement, he claims that FaceApp does not share or sell any user data to third parties(that’s different from allowing third part advertisers to deliver targeted ads).

You Have Just Given FaceApp a Perpetual And Royalty Free License to do What They Want With Your Selfies

You Have Just Given FaceApp a Perpetual And Royalty Free License to do What They Want With Your Selfies

When you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Services, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your [username], location or profile photo) will be visible to the public,” is the subsequent piece of text.

FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission

FaceApp denies storing users' photographs without permission

People who upload their image to the app transfer the picture to a server controlled by the developer, with the photograph processing done remotely, rather than on their phone.

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns

Though it doesn’t yet have a very smooth way to do this — instead it asks users to send delete requests via the mobile app using “Settings->Support->Report a bug” with the word “privacy” in the subject line, adding that it’s “working on a better UI for that”.

Privacy Warnings Issued Over Russian-Owned FaceApp

Privacy Warnings Issued Over Russian-Owned FaceApp

FaceApp is an app that lets users upload their photos, and uses artificial intelligence to change their looks, either older or younger. But it’s making headlines again because the app has gotten good — like, eerily good — at showing users what they’ll look like when they age.

Are Facebook Embedding Tracking Data to Your Photos?

Are Facebook Embedding Tracking Data to Your Photos?

Alternatively a basic explanation is as follows:Let’s say person A uploads a picture to their Facebook timeline. This information enables Facebook to target advertisements to person C via the data collected from persons A and B.This is a basic example, if you wanted to take it deeper you could then theorise that Reddit have also added a tag.

Google Photo is making your photos semi-public and you probably don’t realise

Google Photo is making your photos semi-public and you probably don’t realise

Furthermore, the interface looks almost identical to Google Drive, which by default only lets people see a file when logged into the specific account it was shared with.

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People

How To Mass Delete, Unfollow, Unlike, Block, Photos & People. Either way, this app has proven to save me more time than anything else when it comes to cleaning up my Instagram page so let’s check it out. * Mass delete posts. * Mass unlike posts. * Mass account whitelisting.

IOS 13 lets you strip location data when sharing photos

IOS 13 lets you strip location data when sharing photos

iOS 13’s new sharing options panel includes a few other goodies, too. However, sending an iCloud link will include location data. Like iCloud link sharing, Full Original Capture includes location data. The option to remove location data should live inside the photo-picker, too.

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple

The probe is examining whether Apple has complied with the relevant provisions of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law in relation to an access request from a customer.

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos

There’s a lot of personal data contained in your photos that AI can extract What’s not clear is whether Facebook also uses this information to target ads.

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

Airports in Japan to introduce facial recognition for foreign visitors

The gates will come into use on July 24 at Tokyo's Haneda airport and later this year at Narita, Kansai, Fukuoka, Chubu and Chitose airports, according to the Immigration Services Agency.

Researchers teleport information within a diamond

Researchers teleport information within a diamond

"Quantum teleportation permits the transfer of quantum information into an otherwise inaccessible space," said Hideo Kosaka, a professor of engineering at Yokohama National University and an author on the study.

Amazon gets U.S. patent to use delivery drones for surveillance service

Amazon gets U.S. patent to use delivery drones for surveillance service

(Reuters) - Inc is exploring using drones not just to deliver packages but also to provide surveillance as a service to its customers, according to a patent granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

OnePlus was leaking user emails in its ‘Shot on OnePlus’ wallpapers app

OnePlus was leaking user emails in its ‘Shot on OnePlus’ wallpapers app

If the photo is selected, it appears publicly in the Shot on OnePlus app and within the Gallery on their website. If the photo is selected by OnePlus, it appears publicly in the Shot on OnePlus app and within the gallery on their website.

Apple Now Scans Uploaded Content for Child Abuse Imagery

Apple Now Scans Uploaded Content for Child Abuse Imagery

Under the “How we use your personal information” header, one of the paragraphs now reads (emphasis added):We may also use your personal information for account and network security purposes, including in order to protect our services for the benefit of all our users, and pre-screening or scanning uploaded content for potentially illegal content, including child sexual exploitation material.

Google faces privacy complaints in European countries

Google faces privacy complaints in European countries

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google's privacy woes are set to increase after campaigners on Tuesday filed complaints to data protection regulators in France, Germany and seven other EU countries over the way it deals with data in online advertising.

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

It contains about 36 million photographs, according to Gretta Goodwin of the GAO.But taking into account the bureau contracts providing access to driver’s licenses in 21 states, and its use of photos and other databases, the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs, Goodwin told lawmakers at the House oversight committee hearing.

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law Saturday, June 1, 2019 that bans red-light traffic cameras in Texas. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation’s second-largest state.

Newly Released Amazon Patent Shows Just How Much Creepier Alexa Can Get

Newly Released Amazon Patent Shows Just How Much Creepier Alexa Can Get

Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant system that runs on the company's Echo series of smart speakers, works by listening out for a 'wakeword' that tells the device to turn on its extended speech recognition systems in order to respond to spoken commands.

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote

(Reuters) - Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed.

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