Student Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Blames Face-Recognition Tech for False Arrest

By | April 23, 2019

  • April 23, 2019 at 7:58 am
    rob says:
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    well, that’s one way to pay off your student debt…

    • April 23, 2019 at 3:23 pm
      Jack King says:
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      There was a screw-up. But a One Billion dollars screw-up it is not. And not entirely Apple’s gaff.

  • April 23, 2019 at 8:12 am
    CL PM says:
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    Bah definitely deserves compensation from Apple, but a billion dollars might be just a bit too much. Facial recognition seems to be one more technology that is not yet ready for prime time. I have no intention of switching to it from my current fingerprint access on my iPhone. Until, of course, Apple forces me to switch.

  • April 23, 2019 at 8:52 am
    Augustine says:
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    Boy did this attorney land the golden goose… Apple are completely and utterly screwed on this one… This is absolutely terrifying. It also resonates on a cultural level because it seems to touch on just about every privacy concern big tech is facing now… Mishandling of privacy data, linking false data to the wrong person, etc. Apple royally screwed up on this. I hope they get slapped with mountains of punitive damages.

  • April 23, 2019 at 8:56 am
    Augustine says:
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    For the record, I have always thought that the facial recognition features were Orwellian… This is why I have a Samsung with a number pin… IJ actually posted an article on this particular subject a few months ago. It is one thing to have your password stolen–which can be changed–but what if someone steals your face or your fingerprint data? Also, existing technology makes it very easy to gather someone’s finger print or facial data… This is reminds me of a private version of China’s Social Credit System (we can thank big tech for assisting them with that too).

    • April 23, 2019 at 9:11 am
      Fair Playing Field says:
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      Like I told you,
      What I said,
      Steal your face right off your head.

      And so it was foretold by the prophet so many years ago.

      • April 23, 2019 at 1:25 pm
        Agent says:
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        Big Tech, aren’t they wonderful? NOT!

      • April 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm
        Liz says:
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        “He’s gone…”

    • April 23, 2019 at 10:11 am
      rob says:
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      they need to perfect the retinal scan technology, like they use in the movie “Minority Report.” It’s pretty hard to fake a retina.

  • April 23, 2019 at 10:55 am
    Hiram says:
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    Misleading story. Facial recognition software has nothing to do with it. The error was the name on the fake ID asserted with the face. The police arriving with a picture that didn’t match should never have arrested.

    • April 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm
      perplexed says:
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      Agree, Hiram. No PD will have the wealth that Apple does though. .

    • April 24, 2019 at 1:50 pm
      An Actuary says:
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      No, Apple blindly trusting their facial recognition software seems to have plenty to do with it.

      • April 29, 2019 at 10:33 am
        Agent says:
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        Photo shop anyone?

  • April 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm
    food for thought says:
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    This appears to be egg on Apple’s face, among others.

  • April 25, 2019 at 8:56 am
    HillaRedacted Email says:
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    Rotten Apple sued by not rotten apple for falsely accusing him of being rotten.

  • April 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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