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Apple Face-Recognition Blamed by N.Y. Teen for False Arrest

Pedestrians pass in front of the Apple Inc. store on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Apple Inc. store on Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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A New York student sued Apple Inc. for $1 billion, claiming the company’s facial-recognition software falsely linked him to a series of thefts from Apple stores.

Ousmane Bah, 18, said he was arrested at his home in New York in November and charged with stealing from an Apple store. The arrest warrant included a photo that didn’t resemble Bah, he said in a lawsuit filed Monday. One of the thefts he was charged with, in Boston, took place on the day in June he was attending his senior prom in Manhattan, he said.