Facebook can probably recognize that its users’ faces are angry. A federal judge in California ruled Monday that a suit against the Silicon Valley giant over is facial recognition tools could proceed as a class action. Nimesh Patel started his suit against Facebook back in 2015 for violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, which protected citizens data by requiring informed consent to gather biometric information such as about their faces. Patel particularly took aim at the “tag suggestion” feature launched in 2011, where Facebook, using data about the faces in a photo, suggests friends or others that should be tagged. Terror victims ask NYC court for second look at Facebook lawsuit Beyond saying that Facebook gave users no notice, the suit also notes that Facebook did not give those on its platform any information about how long the information would be held, also required by the BIPA. Federal judge James Donato, based in San Francisco, … [Read more...] about Facebook to face class-action suit on facial recognition
A surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to build a massive facial recognition database — and is just one of many companies doing so. As Facebook comes under scrutiny over privacy practices following the company’s latest user data scandal, further focus has been put on how other companies use Facebook’s data for their own gain. Forbes discovered that one such company is Terrogence, a surveillance company founded by former Israeli intelligence officer Shai Arbel, has been building a massive facial recognition database using photos and videos scraped from Facebook, YouTube and other social media networks.The database being compiled by Terrogence makes up most of the information used by facial recognition service Face-Int, which is owned by Israeli vendor Verint. Both Verint and Terrogence have provided surveillance and spy technology to U.S. government bodies … [Read more...] about Report: Former Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos for Huge Facial Recognition Database
He didn't bring his best poker face.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Facial expressions and body movements can reveal the true intentions of a speaker's words. During his Congressional hearing on April 10, Mark Zuckerberg's facial displays were slight and subtle. He showed unenthusiastic frowning, amused smiling, and uncertain lip-pursing. According to experts, these expressions indicated he wasn't pleased to be there and was perhaps uncertain about Facebook's accountability. Facial expressions and body movements, whether we make them knowingly or not, canpersuade people. As experts in political discourse andfacial displays — how scientists often refer to facial expressions — we have analyzed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's five-hour Senate hearing on April 10. We looked at what kinds of questions senators asked and how Zuckerberg answered them. What matters most in this kind of analysis is determining whether a person's facial expressions … [Read more...] about Scientists break down what 3 of Mark Zuckerberg’s facial expressions during his blockbuster Congressional hearings reveal
The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.The population of China is a staggering 1.4 billion people, give or take a few million.More than 45 million of them live in Jiangxi province in southeast China, and 5 million of those people are concentrated in Nanchang, the province’s capital.On the night of April 7, nearly 60,000 people — or roughly 1 percent of the city’s population — had gathered at the Nanchang International Sports Center for a concert by Cantopop legend Jacky Cheung.Who could ever locate a single person in such a crowd?And so it was there, amid the sea of faces in a packed stadium, with everyone’s attention presumably turned to the stage, that the fugitive assumed he was safe from authorities.But in the middle of an upbeat electronic song about summer romance, a pair of police officers began descending the aisles, according to footage posted on the … [Read more...] about A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial recognition cameras caught him.
By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated 3:19 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 Photo: Delta Air Lines /TNS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Delta fingerprint scanner. Delta fingerprint scanner. Photo: Delta Air Lines /TNS Fingerprints, facial scans becoming more commonplace at airports 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Travelers navigating through a busy airport have become accustomed to a hectic juggle of IDs and boarding passes while lugging bags through security checkpoints and boarding. Recently, companies including Atlanta-based Delta Air lines have been gradually adding technology to streamline the process and replace IDs and boarding passes with fingerprints and facial scans. Delta’s latest move along the biometrics path is allowing members of its Sky Club airport lounges to enter using … [Read more...] about Fingerprints, facial scans becoming more commonplace at airports