US teensues Apple for $1billion,claims its face recognition led to his false arrest

WASHINGTON:A teenager based in New York is suing Apple accused of fraud for hiding drop in iPhone sales

Apple declined to comment on the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York but said that it does not use such technology in its stores.

Bah was arrested after he was falsely linked to a series of Apple Store thefts in Boston, New Jersey, Delaware and Manhattan.

The lawsuit seeks damages of USD 1 billion, a declaration that Apple “wrongfully and baselessly damaged” Bah’s reputation, and a court order compelling Apple to “address the mistake in the stored data” that links Bah’s identifying information to the company’s facial recognition technology.

Bah has claimed said his interim driver learner’s permit, which does not have a photo, had been either lost or stolen. He also claimed to have never set foot in Boston and said he was attending his senior prom in Manhattan on the day the Boston store was hit.

Apparently, the real perpetrator used a stolen ID that had his name, address and other personal information. However, since the ID didn’t have a photo, the lawsuit claims Apple programmed its stores’ face recognition system to associate the real thief’s face with Bah’s details. (ANI