Facebook is once again under fire, but this week the company is taking flack for its facial recognition software and not a geopolitical data scandal. In a statement made to Reuters, Facebook was quoted as saying, "We continue to believe the case has no merit and will defend ourselves vigorously". U.S. District Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California on Monday certified a class in a case brought against Facebook under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA-a law governing the collection and storage of biometric indicators like fingerprints, facial features and iris scans. The lawsuit is being filed over an IL state law called the Biometric Information Privacy Act.
A California judge on Monday gave the green light to a three-year-old case claiming the social network violated IL law.
Now, millions of Facebook users in the state of IL can seek up to $5,000 for each time the company's "Tag Suggestions" feature was used to mark them in a photo without their explicit consent. Facebook argued that the lawsuit should be pursued by individuals and not as a class-action as "damages could amount to billions of dollars", the company also argued that each user could be "aggrieved" differently and should be forced to prove that they were negatively affected by Facebook's collection of the data.
The ruling is another blow to Facebook which has been facing growing privacy concerns in recent weeks.
The legal move on Monday comes as Facebook has come under scrutiny for how it handles users data, particularly after revelations that consulting firm Cambridge Analytica harvested up to 87 million people's information, many without consent.
The lawsuit could clear the way for millions of the site's users to sue the company for using their image without permission.
Zuckerberg was questioned on Capitol Hill last week, though has demurred about whether the country needs federal regulations to protect privacy, which would likely include elements of Illinois' law.
He accused the United States, France and Britain of "demonstrating a blatant disregard for global law". "I see desperation. Sablin also said Assad accepted an invitation to visit the Siberian region of Khanty-Mansi in Russian Federation .
He says the kid brought the knife with him to the school and became aggressive with it and struck three other students. After bringing the situation under control, school authorities called police and an ambulance service, the AP said.
Game two of the series is set for Tuesday night in Boston and is sure to be a thriller after today's whirlwind fourth quarter. What mattered most was the Celtics always made sure that it was within reach, and they could play the way the wanted too.
The object of a Casket match is for a WWE Superstar to trap their opponent inside the casket and close the lid. When asked if Undertaker was past his prime, "The Bulgarian Brute" responded, "Just a little bit".
What happened was another Bruins goal on the ensuing power play that made it 5-1 in the first game between the bitter rivals. The Wild managed just 37 shots through six periods here, while the Jets have enjoyed back to back 40-shot nights.
Salman told leaders from across the 22-member Arab League that Iran was to blame for instability and meddling in the region. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said, "it is not just the issue of Arabs, but an issue of rightness against force".
Strategic Timeout!4:30pm: Mumbai Indians 87/0 after 7 overs Excellent start for Rahul Tewatia, gives away three runs off the over. The onslaught on the spin duo allowed DD to take a safer route against Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman and Krunal Pandya .
India had beaten England 2-1 in Pool matches but were unable to produce the same magic in the bronze medal encounter. Somveer lost by technical superiority as his opponent built up a 10-0 lead in the first round.
Mario Mandzukic's first goal after 76 seconds was the fastest that Real Madrid have ever conceded in a Champions League home game. Madrid have been drawn to face Bayern Munich in the semi-final, with the first leg taking place at the Allianz Arena on April 25.
As of now it looks like 1 to 3 inches will be possible, especially through northern Teller county, by Saturday morning. The amount of rain Modesto gets Sunday and Monday could be between half an inch and an inch, the weather service says.
David Conner, will conduct the service with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, officiating as the couple make their vows. Following the ceremony, guests will be invited to a lunchtime reception at St George's Hall, hosted by the Queen.
What we learned from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook hearing
Earlier this week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in Washington to testify at the Senate Intelligence Hearing. Zuckerberg said in response to a question. " Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this", Wozniak said.
FDA: 206 Million Eggs Recalled Across US Over Salmonella
The FDA says anyone who bought the eggs should throw them away or return them to the place were they were purchased for a refund. A 2010 egg-related salmonella outbreak led to more than 550 million getting pulled from shelves and thousands became sick.
Rly athletes win 10 out of 26 golds
Mr Beattie said people were understandably angry over the closing ceremony coverage, and ultimately the buck stopped with him. Numerous athletes including Usain Bolt also departed the stadium early before the ceremony ended.
U.S. recklessness in Syria
The ambassador reiterated that it wasn't an empty threat because when Trump draws a red line, he enforces that red line. Kenneth McKenzie, Director of the Joint Staff during a Pentagon Press Conference Saturday.
South Africans De Villiers, De Kock star for RCB
The Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in their first home game and got their first win of IPL 2018. If someone hits you straight for six, it's fine by me.' Since our camp started, that is what we have worked on.
At Least 13 Afghan Troops Killed In Taliban Attacks
The district governor Ali Dost Shams was killed in the attack along with 15 security force members and civilians. The Khwaja Omari district's administrative head was killed in a predawn assault by the militants.
Syrians Come Out to the Streets to Back Gov't after US Attack
Rafah al-Okda, a 21-year-old nursing student at Damascus University, said she had not changed her routine following the threats. She said Russian Federation had thwarted diplomatic efforts to halt Assad's use of poison gas, leaving no option but force.
Russia: UK staged Douma chemical attack
Both the Russian military and the Syrian government said they would facilitate the mission and ensure the inspectors' security. The ministry additionally pointed to previous alleged use of chemicals by the rebels in fighting with Syrian government troops.
Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks
Kennedy says what was presented as a tariff on foreign steel has effectively become a tax on US manufactures such as his company. Setting up the trade deal took five years, and patching things up after the U.S.'s exit took one more year.