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Nick Statt / The Verge:
ACLU sues Clearview AI in Illinois alleging the facial recognition startup violated residents' privacy by scraping, selling their online photos without consent   —  Alleging Clearview violated a well-known Illinois biometric privacy law  —  The American Civil Liberties Union …
May 28, 2020, 10:55 PMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Israel-based D-ID, which is working on tech to make faces unrecognizable to face recognition software, raises $13.5M led by AXA Ventures   —  If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing …
May 27, 2020, 12:05 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
In filing, Clearview AI says it is canceling client accounts not associated with law enforcement or other government entities, amid mounting scrutiny   —  Clearview AI — the controversial face-tracking company known for scraping more than 3 billion photos from social media sites including Facebook …
May 7, 2020, 7:45 PMIn context
Luke O'Brien / HuffPost:
Investigation details facial recognition company Clearview AI's ties to the alt-right, including hiring employees with deep links to far-right extremists   —  Clearview AI, which has alarmed privacy experts, hired several far-right employees, a HuffPost investigation found.
Apr 8, 2020, 11:50 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Clearview AI's facial recognition app was used by the company's investors, clients, and friends to “test” its tech for over a year prior to public scrutiny   —  Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up freely used the app on dates and at parties — and to spy on the public.
Mar 5, 2020, 8:25 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Apple disables the iOS developer account of Clearview AI for using the Developer Enterprise Program to distribute its app among its reported 2,200+ customers   —  Apple has disabled the iOS application of Clearview AI — the facial recognition company that claims to have amassed a database …
Feb 28, 2020, 3:42 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Docs show Best Buy and Walmart, alongside ICE, DOJ, and FBI, are among the 2,200+ companies and law enforcement agencies listed as clients of Clearview AI   —  The United States' main immigration enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, retailers including Best Buy and Macy's …
Feb 27, 2020, 4:25 PMIn context
Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Clearview AI, in a letter to customers, says an intruder accessed its client list and the number of searches clients conducted, but not their search histories   —  Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got …
Feb 26, 2020, 1:05 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
YouTube and Facebook send cease-and-desist letters to Clearview AI over photo scraping after a similar move by Twitter in January   —  Google , YouTube and Facebook have sent a cease-and-desist letters to Clearview AI, the facial recognition company that has been scraping billions of photos off …
Feb 5, 2020, 11:40 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
NYPD disputes facial recognition firm Clearview AI's claim that it identified a terrorism suspect; company's founders have previous connections to the far right   —  Clearview AI, a facial recognition company that says it's amassed a database of billions of photos, has a fantastic selling point …
Jan 23, 2020, 9:55 AMIn context

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