UK inflation data and New Zealand rate hike remind investors that global economy still faces many challenges
Though highly skilled, SA farmers need access to support services to meet consumer demand for close-at-hand ethically farmed, organic produce
More people will qualify for the social relief of distress grant after the means test threshold was increased
The governing party is discussing whether those criminally convicted of a serious crime should still have a home in the ANC
The aim is to have 65% of the business’s electricity requirements at a manufacturing level across SA sourced from sustainable energy by 2030
With price relief awaiting motorists in September, Outa is worried the fuel levy will be increased to offset the scrapping of e-tolls
UN special rapporteur Tomoya Obokata concludes that forced labor among ethnic minorities has been occurring in Xinjiang
England Test captain says he hopes his team has retained their “venom” before the three-match series against SA
After backpacking through SA and noticing the trend to poshtel (a combination of posh and hostel) happening abroad, Bheki Dube saw a gap in the market
San Francisco — A US federal judge in California ruled on Monday that Facebook will have to face a class action suit over allegations it violated users’ privacy by using a facial recognition tool on their photos without their explicit consent.
The ruling comes as the social network is snared in a scandal over the mishandling of 87-million users’ data ahead of the 2016 US presidential election.
The facial recognition tool, launched in 2010, suggests names for people it identifies in photos uploaded by users — a function that the plaintiffs claim runs afoul of Illinois state law on protecting biometric privacy.
Judge James Donato ruled that the claims by Illinois residents Nimesh Patel, Adam Pezen and Carlo Licata were "sufficiently cohesive to allow for a fair and efficient resolution on a class basis".
"Consequently, the case will proceed with a class consisting of Facebook users located in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored a face template after June 7 2011," he said, ac...
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