District of Columbia sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica facial recognition scandal

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Washington DC filed a lawsuit against the Meta CEO, regarding the privacy breach to its users. On Monday, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica facial recognition company scandal. That scandal involved a privacy breach of the personal data of millions of the social media platform’s users. DC Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg in the DC Superior Court. In the filing, it accuses Zuckerberg of having a direct role…

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Clearview AI must delete all UK resident facial recognition data

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The United Kingdom is the fourth country to require the controversial company to do so. Clearview AI, the highly controversial facial recognition company, has been ordered by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to delete all data belonging to the country’s residents. The ICO has also issued Clearview AI a $9.4 million (£7.5 million) fine for failing to be legally compliant. The fine was issued for failing to follow the UK data protection laws with regards to Clearview AI’s facial recognition practices. This is nothing new…

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Facial recognition tech on São Paulo metro hits a wall

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The technology will not be moving forward as anticipated after major losses due to civil lawsuit. The company behind the facial recognition system that was supposed to launch in the São Paulo metro will not be able to proceed as intended. The software that would have been used was the center of a massive lawsuit lost by the company. The company behind the São Paulo metro facial recognition software attempted to appeal the decision in the civil lawsuit but had its appeal denied. This is only the latest step in…

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Ukraine employs facial recognition technology to identify bodies of Russian soldiers

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Ukrainian vice prime minister Mykhailo Federov said that Clearview AI software is being used. Ukraine has been using facial recognition technology to help identify Russian soldiers who were killed in combat, in order to make it possible to notify next of kin, according to the Ukrainian vice prime minister. The technology is being used to make sure that the families of the dead Russians can be notified. A recent Reuters report stated that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense started using Clearview AI facial recognition software for that purpose this month.…

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Clearview AI is approaching patenting its facial recognition tech in the United States

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The company has drawn substantial controversy over its social media image scraping activities. Clearview AI is a step closer to receiving a US patent for its controversial facial recognition technology, according to a recent Politico report. The company received a “notice of allowance” from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The US Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly issued a “notice of allowance” to Clearview AI. That notice means that once Clearview AI pays the necessary administration fees, it will receive official patent approval for its facial recognition technology. The…

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