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Facebook to pay $550 million to settle privacy lawsuit over facial recognition tech

By Jay Peters 30 Jan 2020 at 22:01

Facebook says it has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding its use of facial recognition technology. The news, reported first this evening by The New York Times, was part of a disclosure the company made as part of its fourth quarter earnings report today. The case against Facebook has been going on since 2015. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook’s initial version of...

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