Apple Sued For Facial Recognition Tech

Apple Sued For Facial Recognition Tech

A teenager in New York is suing Apple for $1,000,000,000 after he was falsely arrested for robbing Apple stores in 4 states. The lawsuit alleges the company found a stolen ID with the teenager’s name and address, but no photograph. Reportedly, Apple’s facial recognition programming connected the perpetrator’s face with the data from the stolen ID and made a false match. This technology is part of a new surveillance system implemented at some Apple stores.

Apple submitted their system’s findings to the police. The teen was arrested at his home and later released after detectives reviewed the security camera footage and realized the actual thief had a significantly different physical appearance. Additionally, the teen had a corroborated alibi putting him nowhere near the Apple store at the time of the robbery. He is now suing Apple for obvious flaws in their facial recognition system.

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