Facebook in privacy fight over photo tagging feature

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A federal decide yesterday rejected Fb’s request to throw out a lawsuit that alleges the corporate “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of shopper biometric knowledge.”

The dispute facilities round a characteristic added in 2010 that permits Fb customers to tag themselves, and others, in images uploaded to the social media website. The grievance cites an Illinois legislation that requires consent on the a part of the customers concerned, consent that Fb did not ask for.

A federal decide yesterday rejected Fb’s request to throw out a lawsuit that alleges the corporate “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of shopper biometric knowledge.”

The dispute facilities round a characteristic added in 2010 that enables Fb customers to tag themselves, and others, in pictures uploaded to the social media website. The grievance cites an Illinois regulation that requires consent on the a part of the customers concerned, consent that Fb didn’t ask for.