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Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting ...

Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver's permit used by impostor, and unreliable facial-rec tech
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Apple and its security contractor Security Industry Specialists (SIS) were sued on Friday in Massachusetts as part of a multijurisdictional defamation and malicious prosecution complaint brought on behalf of Ousmane Bah, a New York resident misidentified as a shoplifter multiple times in 2018 and 2019.

The lawsuit contends that Apple and SIS exhibited reckless disregard for the truth by misidentifying Bah as the perpetrator of multiple shoplifting crimes at iStores, leading to his unjustified arrest and to his defamation.

The filing [PDF] in US District Court in Massachusetts aims to revive charges relevant to events in Boston that were excluded from related ongoing litigation in New York. A third related case is being heard in New Jersey.

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Worth reading the whole thing if you like technical details, but the short version is an inability to tell black people apart.

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Passenger May 2021 OP
Renew Deal May 2021 #1
Mosby May 2021 #5
sop May 2021 #2
ck4829 May 2021 #3
LisaL May 2021 #4
ck4829 May 2021 #7
dsc May 2021 #6

Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 07:15 AM

1. What a mess

I donít know why a lawsuit is required to get this straight.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:15 AM

5. Why file the same thing in three states?

Seems to me this is about money.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 07:58 AM

2. "Apple and SIS have a qualified law enforcement privilege that allows them to err

in store security-related accusations and not be sued for it. However, if they exhibit 'reckless disregard for the truth,' ignoring obvious facts, for example, they lose that privilege."

I'd like to know how a corporation receives "qualified law enforcement privilege." It's bad enough police can do whatever they want, but now we have to worry about private security companies as well?



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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:07 AM

3. Facial recognition tech needs to be put on trial, this should be considered a critical error

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #3)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:13 AM

4. This wasn't done through facial recognition.

Apparently victim's friend stole victim's learners permit and was going around apple stores passing himself as the victim. They don't look alike.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #4)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:20 AM

7. Hold on...

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The lawsuit also claims that Apple and SIS selectively deleted video evidence that would have exposed them to potential criminal and civil liability for filing false complaints with the police.

In addition, it asserts Bah's apprehension was in part due to the application of unreliable facial-recognition technology in the shoplifting incidents in New York.

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The detective subsequently submitted an information request "to the NYPDís Facial Identification Section (FIS), which identified the photograph as potentially depicting two people, one of whom was purportedly Ousmane Bah Ė and the other was the actual thief, Mamadou Barrie."


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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun May 30, 2021, 08:15 AM

6. This seems to be a way bigger issue than tech

I am deeply suspicious of this tech in any case but here the company made this exponentially worse by conspiring to hide the mistakes they had made.

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