The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement with photo storage app developer Everalbum, Inc. which was alleged to have deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts.
Everalbum offers an app called "Ever" that allowed users to upload photos and videos from their devices or social media accounts to be stored and organized using the company's cloud-based storage service. The FTC's investigation focused on the company's feature called "Friends" which used facial recognition technology to identify and group users' friends and allowed users to tag their friends by name.
CLICK HERE to read the FTC press release regarding Everalbum.
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