Texas Sues Meta Over Alleged Misuse of Facial Recognition Data

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    The Facts

    • Texas has sued Meta over their use of the biometric data of millions in the state.

    • The suit, filed by Attorney General Ken Paxton, claims Meta violated state privacy laws through their tag suggestions feature.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    Facebook has exploited the personal information of both users and non-users of its services to reap enormous profits. Meta has already had to settle with Illinois over similar privacy infringements and might even continue to use this technology in the Metaverse.

    Narrative B

    Navigating how to use new technologies responsibly always takes time - and Facebook has already stopped using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Paxton is reportedly under FBI investigation...


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