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Will Knight / Wired:
Clearview AI CEO says it has collected over 10B images from across the web and is building ways for police to find people, including deblurring and mask removal   —  In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.
Oct 4, 2021, 8:55 AMIn context
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Documents show Clearview AI subpoenaed internal docs and correspondence from advocacy groups and civil society coalitions that first exposed its activities   —  Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition company that scrapes public images from social media to aid law enforcement probes …
Sep 24, 2021, 7:30 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
GAO: 19 of 24 US government agencies surveyed use facial recognition in some capacity; DoD and DHS both have in-house systems, while 4 had used Clearview AI   —  A new GAO report finds 19 agencies are using some form of the technology  —  A new report from the Government Accountability Office …
Aug 25, 2021, 5:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Facial-recognition company Clearview AI raises $30M Series B amid legal and ethical concerns, with new investors requesting they not be publicly identified   —  Clearview AI is currently the target of multiple class-action lawsuits and a joint investigation by Britain and Australia.
Jul 21, 2021, 3:45 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Clearview AI data shows GAO's recent report on government use of facial recognition overlooked usage by five agencies, including IRS, TSA, and US Capitol Police   —  In a government accountability report about facial recognition, five federal agencies said they didn't use Clearview AI.
Jun 30, 2021, 2:40 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Bipartisan lawmakers introduce Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act to address police surveillance, including banning warrantless location data purchases   —  The sweeping bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans, and will address multiple forms of surveillance.  —  Joseph Cox
Apr 21, 2021, 11:40 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Report: employees at 1,803 public agencies in the US used Clearview AI for ~340K facial recognition searches without informing the public or their departments   —  A controversial facial recognition tool designed for policing has been quietly deployed across the country with little to no public oversight.
Apr 6, 2021, 10:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A look at the origins of Clearview AI, which far-right activist Charles Johnson says he co-founded, as it is besieged by lawsuits and investigations   —  In May 2019, an agent at the Department of Homeland Security received a trove of unsettling images.  Found by Yahoo in a Syrian user's account …
Mar 18, 2021, 12:40 PMIn context
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Minneapolis City Council unanimously approves an ordinance banning the use of facial recognition, including Clearview AI's software, by its police department   —  Minneapolis voted Friday to ban the use of facial recognition software for its police department, growing the list of major cities …
Feb 12, 2021, 9:05 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Canada's privacy authority says what Clearview AI does is mass surveillance, calls it illegal and unacceptable, and tells it to delete citizens' facial images   —  Canadian authorities declared that the company needed citizens' consent to use their biometric information, and told the firm to delete facial images from its database.
Feb 3, 2021, 11:10 PMIn context

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