Facebook may face billions in fines over its Tag Suggestions feature


Facebook could face billions of dollars in fines after a federal judge ruled that the company must face a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Facebook's facial recognition features violate Illinois law by storing biometric data without user consent. The lawsuit involves Facebook's Tag Suggestions …

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Congress isn’t ready to regulate Facebook, but it wants to

The Facebook chief had been summoned to Washington after The New York Times and The Guardian's Observer newspaper reported a political consultancy had improperly accessed the personal data of about 87 million Facebook users. The consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, was affiliated with the … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn

Number of Facebook users whose data was compromised ‘far more than 87m’, MPs told

Far more than 87 million people may have had their Facebook data harvested by Cambridge Analytica, according to evidence from former employee Brittany Kaiser. Speaking to the Commons digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Kaiser said Cambridge Analytica had a suite of personality … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn

Facebook: We’re not the only ones collecting your data across the web

Following CEO Mark Zuckerberg's two-day grilling before Congress, Facebook is clarifying to users (some confused congressmen among them) how exactly it collects data from people when they're not logged into Facebook. In a blog post published Monday, Facebook Product Management Director … Read More Share this NewFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn