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Match Faces Probe Over Dating Photos’ Alleged Use in Database

June 2, 2022, 6:23 PM

Online dating company Match Group Inc. is under pressure from the Federal Trade Commission to cooperate with an investigation into whether its OkCupid app illegally shared data with a facial recognition company.

The FTC is asking a federal court to enforce its demand for documents related to a 2014 incident in which Clarifai Inc. allegedly used images obtained from OkCupid to build a database for training its facial recognition technology, according to a filing in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

The alleged data-sharing incident was reported in the New York Times in 2019. The commission is ...