This week, a federal judge said Facebook must face a class-action lawsuit over facial recognition and how it collects what's called biometric data, such as images of faces and fingerprints. Three users sued Facebook under an Illinois state law that says the company has to get written permission before it collects such data. So far, the only laws against gathering that data come from a handful of states.
Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood talked with Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology, about both the value and harm in collecting this information.
On today's show, we'll talk about how technology affects the democratic process. Plus, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek," we're interviewing Mark Altman, the world's "foremost Trekspert," about the franchise's history.
On today's show, we'll talk about controversy over the way YouTube now notifies its users if their videos aren't advertiser friendly; look at the issues plaguing the video game "No Man's Sky"; and play this week's Silicon Tally with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac.
On today's show, we'll talk about news that many of Nest's engineers are moving over to Google Home; visit a diversity accelerator in Brooklyn that's trying to help minorities get better access to funders; and look at the dicey nature of crowdsourcing names on the internet.
On today's show, we'll talk about the tough run for cloud services provider Box since it went public last year; interview the CEO of Coursera, a tech company that offers massive open online courses, about its new business subscription model; and hear from European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager about Apple's $14.5 billion tax bill.
On today's show, we'll talk about the possible release of a new iPhone on Sept. 7 and what that could mean for your old iPhone; Apple's hunt for the next big thing: and the Clinton campaign's reported use of the "Snowden-approved" Signal, a secure messaging app used for communicating about sensitive topics.