In New York, 18 years old is impeaching Apple for $1 billion, claiming that a facial identification system falsely involved him at its stores to a series of thefts. In November Ousmane Bah was arrested at his home but he alleges that his serving warrant included an image of someone else. The legislation also insists that a detective connected with the New York Police Department ended the case like that the thief caught through a store surveillance camera “looked nothing like Bah”.

The legislation, mentioning the detective, claims that Apple uses facial recognition software to recognize shoplifters. The company refused to comment on the lawsuit itself, it would claim only that it does not use this kind of technology in its store.

Bah told his provisional learner’s permit, which does not have an image, had been either stolen or lost. His attorney explained in The Washington Post that the permit may have been granted as identification at an Apple store, falsely involving the name of Bah, with the face of a thief in the security system of the tech firm.

The attorney informed every time the criminal walked into an Apple store, his face would register as Bah.

Bah had been accused of multiple sovereignty, including Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, New Jersey accordi9ng to the legislation. Three of the cases have been dismissed, as per the claim of the suit, but one case in New Jersey is still pending. A New York Police Department representative told The Post that the case has been sealed there and that she can not provide information about it.

According to the lawsuit, for the Massachusetts case, Bah had never kept his foot in Boston before his allegation. Even he insisted on having a strong alibi. He was engaging with his senior prom in Manhattan on the day the  Boston store was hit. The legislation reported that Bah “ was forced to respond to multiple false allegations which led to severe stress and hardship in his life, and also significant damage to his positive reputation that he had put so much effort into upholding.”

The legislation seeks damages of $1 billion, a declaration which Apple “ wrongfully and baselessly damaged” the reputation of Bah, and a court order forcing Apple to “ address the mistake in the stored data” which links identifying information to the company’s facial identification technology. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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