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IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project

IBM has been accused of using Flickr photos for a facial-recognition project, without the full consent of people in the images.

The company extracted nearly one million photos from a dataset of Flickr images originally compiled by Yahoo.

Many people pictured were probably unaware of how their data had been used. But one digital rights group said IBM’s actions represented a “huge threat” to people’s privacy.

Source: IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project – BBC News

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