Google is being sued for allegedly violating five million iPhone users’ data protection and privacy rights by collecting personal data without authorisation in 2011 and 2012.
The adeptly named group, Google You Owe Us, believes that Google owes each of the five million consumers hundreds of pounds.
The organisation alleges that Alphabet Inc, the conglomerate parent company of Google, unlawfully collected iPhone users’ personal information by bypassing smartphones default privacy settings.
The new iPhone X has caused quite a stir. The reportedly brighter and more intelligent 5.8 inch display phone has featured heavily on TV adverts and magazines. For an eye-watering £999, the smartphone boasts better specs and a new key feature and selling point which is its facial recognition technology.
In a world where high profile data breaches are constantly threatening our privacy, Apple asserts that facial recognition technology cannot be deceived by 2D pictures, lookalikes and family. Needless to say, many have taken on the challenge to test just how accurate the technology is.
Apparently, it has already been cracked…