This is what it looks like in Sturgis, South Dakota, where hundreds of thousands of unmasked bikers are partying like the coronavirus isn't real
Bikers at the Sturgis Rally say they're enjoying the freedom and crowds they haven't been able to experience elsewhere during the pandemic.
- BusinessThe Wrap
Facebook-owned Instagram was sued Monday for illegally collecting, storing and distributing the facial recognition data of its users and could face up to $500 billion in fines. A class action lawsuit filed in San Mateo Superior Court by Illinois resident Kelly Whalen on Aug. 10 alleges that Facebook and Instagram are routinely harvesting and sharing its users’ biometric data without informing them or asking for consent to collect it. The lawsuit requests Facebook pay every member of the class $5,000 for each intentional violation of the Illinois BIPA act, which prohibits misuse of biometric data, or statutory damages of $1,000 for every negligent violation of the law — Business Insider estimated that could total up to $500 billion in fines given that at least 100 million Instagram users could be included in the class. Facebook recently paid $650 million in July to settle a similar case about its misuse of facial recognition data. “This suit is baseless. Instagram doesn’t use Face Recognition technology,” Facebook spokesperson Stephanie Otway told TheWrap in an email. Whalen’s class includes any Illinois resident who has had their biometric identifiers or facial geometry scans at all obtained by Facebook through photos uploaded to its Instagram app....Read original story Facebook Could Face $500 Billion in Fines for Illegally Collecting Biometric Data Through Instagram At TheWrap
After 6 years, this nurse practitioner was told her public-service job did not qualify for student-debt forgiveness. She fought that decision, but many others are left in limbo
For about six years, Olivia Straw was making payments on her student loans, assuming they'd eventually be forgiven. There was no reason for her to question the assumption that she'd qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program that allows public servants to have their federal student loans forgiven after 120 monthly payments. Straw is a nurse practitioner specializing in oncology.
- PoliticsYahoo News
The president has attacked Joe Biden by trying to appeal to a community that no longer exists.
As COVID-19 cases reach a new high around the globe, the U.S. notably struggles to contain the virus.
- LifestyleIn The Know
You probably remember your favorite Halloween costume from your childhood … but what about your least favorite?
- CelebrityFootwear News
The teenager is a major fan of this summer footwear trend.