Teen sues Apple for $1 billion over Face-recognition software
A student in New York has sued Apple Inc for $1 billion, over the company’s facial-recognition software which falsely linked him to a multiple of thefts from the Apple stores.
According to the victim, Ousmane Bah, 18, he was arrested from his home in November and was charged with stealing from an Apple store.
In a law suit filed by him on Monday, states that even the photo on the arrest warrant didn’t resembles him, and the theft he was charged with, in Boston, took place on the day in June he was attending his senior prom in Manhattan.
It is not clear yet how real thief is using his identification details in the Apple store. However, he did admit that he lost his a non-photo learner’s permit, which may have been found or stolen by the thief and being used as identification proof in Apple stores.
As a result, the victim claim that his identification details are connected to the thief’s face in Apple’s facial-recognition system, which he said the company uses in its stores to track people suspected of theft.
“He was forced to respond to multiple false allegations which led to severe stress and hardship,” states the complaint.