Facebook facial recognition technology facing lawsuit in US

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Probably not, said several industry experts interviewed by FiercePharma, although pharmas should still keep an eye on the controversy.

"When I was asked earlier what should be done, well, the users of Facebook should make known their wishes to Facebook itself, that there should be a more partial arbiter of the truth", he said.

"One aspect of the data that was leaked from Facebook was personality profile data".

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This is not the first time Facebook has been under fire for their facial recognition technology. Advertising company? A media company?

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) also lauded Facebook's third party fact-checking program in the Philippines and vowed support to Facebook's initiative.

The firm, best known for its work on Donald Trump's USA presidential election campaign, used the data - from tens of millions of Facebook users' profiles in the tech giant's biggest-ever data breach - to help them design software to predict and influence voters' choices at the ballot box. You can't even escape this by not having Facebook. But those kinds of threats arose in the aftermath of other well-publicized data hacks or scandals, and few people followed through.

She said: "The proposal for how we were going to assist the Leave.EU campaign was to undertake the same type of research that we were undertaking in the United States".

"The Internet is growing in importance around the world in people's lives, and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation", he said.

If users click "Manage Data Settings", they're shown an additional prompt given more detail about the tech's benefits, mainly stopping impersonators and helping blind people to understand what's depicted in photos.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last week following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that worked for President Trump's campaign, gained access to data on as many as 87 million Facebook users. A company spokesperson said it is "reviewing the ruling", adding that "we continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously". Both Verint and Terrogence have provided surveillance and spy technology to U.S. government bodies such as the NSA and the U.S. Navy as well as many other intelligence agencies. "We're entering the age of the Personal Information Economy, where consumers are taking ownership of their personal data and will punish brands that use this inappropriately".

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