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Zoom offers $85M settlement for privacy class action

The company has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it shared personal information with third parties without user consent. Eligible users fall into two groups: the first are people who paid for a Zoom Meetings app subscription between March 30, 2016 and July 30, 2021; and the second is anyone who downloaded, registered, used or opened the Zoom Meetings App in the same date period.

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UK issues £17M breach fine against Clearview AI for breach, just weeks after Australia

December 7, 2021

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provisionally fined Clearview AI £17 million ($22.6 million) alleging it failed to inform UK citizens it was collecting billions of their photos and continuing to process their data. The UK and Australia had opened a joint investigation of Clearview last year, and Australia regulator has also issued a similar ruling.

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Three-Quarters of Companies See AI/ML As Important Revenue Drivers: SambaNova Report

January 24, 2022

Do you miss those innocent days when every product announcement breathlessly reported the new system or feature was “AI-based”? If so, here’s a whiff of remembrance from AI infrastructure provider SambaNova Systems, who found that 78% of large companies rate AI and Machine Learning as important revenue drivers. Yet even they have a curiously mixed attitude, citing (in their press release) a NewVantage Partners study that found only a quarter of top companies have scaled AI/ML across their organization.

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