Judge Approves Google Settlement
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 A Cook County judge is granting final approval of Google’s 100-million-dollar class-action settlement over violations of state privacy law.  The Chicago Tribune reports Illinois residents who filed claims for a cut of the payout could receive checks for about 154-dollars each.  The tech giant was accused of violating the Biometric Information Privacy Act over its use of a face regrouping tool in the Google Photos app.  Illinois residents who appeared in a photo on the app between May 1st, 2015, and April 25th of this year may be eligible for payment.