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    Vimeo sued for allegedly collecting facial biometrics without consent

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica – Thursday, 26 September - 20:45

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Vimeo is collecting and storing thousands of people's facial biometrics without their permission or knowledge, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.

The "highly detailed geometric" facial maps, according to a complaint, are being collected and stored in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy ACT, or BIPA, according to a complaint filed last week in Illinois state court. The law bars companies from obtaining or possessing an individuals' biometric identifiers or information unless the company (1) informs the person in writing of its plans to do so, (2) states in writing the purpose and length of term for the collection and storage, (3) receives written permission from the user, and (4) publishes retention schedules and guidelines for destroying the biometric identifiers and information.

The complaint alleges Vimeo is violating the law by collecting, storing, and using the facial biometrics of thousands of unwitting individuals throughout the United States whose faces appear in photos or videos uploaded to the Magisto video-editor application. Vimeo acquired Magisto in April and claimed the editor had more than 100 million users.

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    Monologue of the Algorithm: how Facebook turns users data into its profit

    paulfree14 – Saturday, 13 January, 2018 - 15:51

some #video I found on #vimeo:

''Does #Facebook identify and manipulate our feelings? Is it able to recognize our personality type, habits, interests, political views, wages? Does it use all the information in order to reach us with personalized ads or sponsored content? You bet!..

  • Monologue of the Algorithm: how Facebook turns users data into its profit

    Does Facebook identify and manipulate our feelings? Is it able to recognize our personality type, habits, interests, political views, wages? Does it use all the information in order to reach us with personalized ads or sponsored content? You bet! Mark Zuckerberg's empire is based on analysing the digital dandruff that we leave behind on the Internet, transforming it into a valuable consumer profiles and selling it to advertisers. In this factory we are not even a product - we are just a human biomass, which only gains value after being shaped and worked on by algorithm. How exactly does it work? Take a look. Authors: Vladan Joler (SHARE Lab) Katarzyna Szymielewicz (Panoptykon Foundation) Based on SHARE Lab research: Facebook Algorithmic Factory Animation: Aleksandar Ilic Voice: Zofia Kremer Sound production: Jarek Gawlik Supported by: European Digital Rights and Renewable Freedom Foundation Special thanks to: British Council Tok.fm