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>> Correct.>> How are y'all feeling
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] today?>> Facebook must face a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition software. Three Illinois Facebook users are suing under a law called the Biometric Information Privacy Privacy Act, claiming information that uniquely identifies an individual is their property. The plaintiffs say a private entity like Facebook can't collect and store the facial information without their written consents.
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The decision by a US federal judge on Monday that plaintiffs can sue Facebook adds to the mounting privacy concerns facing the social network. Facebook is still reeling from the revelation, millions of its users had their data improperly accessed by a political consulting group linked to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
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Facebook's facial recognition algorithm is part of a feature that suggests users tag people in images uploaded to their site. In a statement, Facebook wrote, we continue to believe the case has no merit, and we'll defend ourselves vigorously. Lawyers for the plaintiffs could not be immediately reached for comment.