Instagram filters disabled in Texas during facial-recognition lawsuit

Instagram has quietly disabled its filters for users in Texas, thanks to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Ken Paxton that alleged their facial-recognition technology violated state law and residents’ privacy rights. In the lawsuit, Paxton claimed that Meta, Instagram’s parent company, “unlawfully captured the biometric identifiers of Texans for a commercial purpose without their… Continue reading Instagram filters disabled in Texas during facial-recognition lawsuit

Texans can no longer use certain Instagram filters due to facial recognition lawsuit

Certain filters on Instagram are no longer available in Texas thanks to a lawsuit about facial recognition, according to media reports. In February, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that he was suing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, saying the company unlawfully collected biometric data for commercial purposes, without users’ informed consent.… Continue reading Texans can no longer use certain Instagram filters due to facial recognition lawsuit

Pregnant woman sues Travis Scott for wrongful death after losing her baby after Astroworld concert

A woman who says she lost her pregnancy as a result of injuries sustained during the Astroworld Festival crowd-crush is suing Travis Scott and the festival organizers for the wrongful death of her unborn baby. Shanazia Williamson and her husband Jarawd Owens of Dayton, Ohio, say they were expecting a child when they attended the… Continue reading Pregnant woman sues Travis Scott for wrongful death after losing her baby after Astroworld concert