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Facebook privacy lawsuit over facial recognition leads to $650M settlement – CNET

The judge in the case signs off on the settlement, calling it one of the biggest ever in a privacy suit.

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A judge has OK’d what he calls one of the largest-ever settlements of a privacy lawsuit, giving a thumbs-up Friday to Facebook paying $650 million to users who alleged the company created and stored scans of their faces without permission.
The class-action suit, filed in Illinois in 2015, involved Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology in its photo-tagging feature. With that feature, users can tag friends in photos uploaded to Facebook, creating…

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