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Clearview AI scraped billions of photos from social media to build a facial recognition app that can ID anyone — here’s everything you need to know about the mysterious company

A software startup that scraped billions of images from major web services – including Facebook, Google, and YouTube – is selling its tool to law enforcement agencies across the United States. The app can be loaded onto smartphones, and used to instantly identify unknown people. The point of the software […]
Clearview AI scraped billions of photos from social media to build a facial recognition app that can ID anyone — here’s everything you need to know about the mysterious company
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A billionaire said he spied on his daughter’s date using a secretive and controversial facial-recognition app that the company insisted was used only by law enforcement

A startup that scraped billions of images from major web services – including Facebook, Google, and YouTube – created software that can be loaded onto smartphones to identify people using publicly available photos. In one stunning example, the billionaire supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis used the tool to identify his daughter’s […]
A billionaire said he spied on his daughter’s date using a secretive and controversial facial-recognition app that the company insisted was used only by law enforcement
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A startup that scraped billions of photos from Facebook and Google to create a facial-recognition database was just sent a cease-and-desist by Google and YouTube

A software startup that scraped billions of images from major web services – including Facebook, Google, and YouTube – is selling its tool to law enforcement agencies across the United States. The point of the tool is to match unknown faces with publicly available photos, thus identifying crime suspects.But the […]
A startup that scraped billions of photos from Facebook and Google to create a facial-recognition database was just sent a cease-and-desist by Google and YouTube