The us commercial persons ftc has caught two companies in the unfair use of consumer data. They come with a comparison without punishment of it. The us app flo, which calculates menstrual and ovulation dates, had promised to protect all entered data. Secretly, the operator company flo health should have passed on the data on facebook, google, appsflyer and flurry – for advertising and analysis purposes, says the ftc.
The company everalbum offered the storage of private photos and videos in the cloud under the name ever in the cloud. In february 2017, ever has enabled facial recognition. At the time, ever leads "friends"-feature one with which it assembles photos automatically based face detection to image collections. From september of the same year ever album has taken advantage of its customers saved photos to develop their own facial recognition algorithms.
Secretly private recordings exploited
The affected customers did not know about. On the contrary, from july 2018 to april 2019 claiming ever even, there was no explicit agreement no face detection run over customer images leave. In fact, however, is to face recognition automatically be run over all files. From may 2018 customers in the eu and in three us states had shut down the possibility of face recognition.