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Offline Maik

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Facebook wants to face-tag you
« on: Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 @ 14:02:33 »
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Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos.

Facebook originally began face-matching users outside Canada in 2011, but stopped doing so for EU citizens the following year after protests from regulators and privacy campaigners.

The new request is one of several opt-in permissions being rolled out in advance of a new data privacy law.

The move is likely to be controversial.

The company is currently embroiled in a privacy scandal related to the use of its members' personal information by the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The social network is also facing a class-action lawsuit in the US for deploying the facial recognition technology there without users' explicit consent.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43797128


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Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site
Statement comes as company faces US lawsuit over facial recognition feature launched in 2011 and planned to expand to EU
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/17/facebook-admits-tracking-users-and-non-users-off-site


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Facebook must face lawsuit over facial recognition technology, judge rules

Facebook has to face a class action lawsuit over claims that it was using facial recognition on people's photos without their permission.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-facial-recognition-lawsuit-california-privacy-security-cambridge-analytica-a8308211.html

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Re: Facebook wants to face-tag you
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 @ 17:11:53 »
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Facebook to force everyone to accept being tracked around the internet if they want to keep using it
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/facebook-gdpr-latest-data-ad-tracking-opt-out-stop-ads-marketing-a8310031.html