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The answer to the Clearview AI scandal is better privacy laws, not anti-scraping laws

Clearview AI (previously) is a grifty ****** recognition company that sells untested, secretive tools to police departments, claiming that they can identify people from security camera footage by matching the pictures those scraped from big social media sites.

It turns out -- unsurprisingly -- that Clearview's marketing copy is not a reliable source of impartial ...

London cops announce citywide ****** recognition cameras

In 2018, London's Metropolitan Police Force announced trials of a ****** recognition system that could be married to the city's legendarily invasive CCTV thicket; the tests failed 98% of the time and led to arrests of people who opted out by covering their faces.

Based on that dismal performance, and perhaps emboldened by ...

Clearview AI founder linked to Trump world and Far-Right, NYPD denies ****** recognition firm claim it helped catch terrorist suspect

Hoan Ton-That, founder of ****** recognition tech firm Clearview AI, previously connected to Trump world figures and online hate extremists, reports Buzzfeed News

Chuck Johnson, Mike Cernovich, and Rudy Giuliani are among the linked figures named in Buzzfeed report

NYPD disputes ****** recognition firm Clearview AI's claim that it identified a terrorism suspect

Clearview ...

Twitter tells ******-recognition app maker to stop scraping photos, Clearview AI used by 600+ US law enforcement agencies

Clearview AI app used by 600+ law enforcement agencies, from local police departments to FBI, DHS

Twitter told law enforcement app maker Clearview AI that its scraping of Twitter images for ****** recognition databases violated Twitter policies.

The company behind the app is sort of mysterious, but has in recent months licensed its powerful face-recognition AI to ...

UN calls for investigation after Saudis linked to Bezos phone hack

United Nations experts are calling for an investigation after a forensic report said Saudi officials “most likely” used a mobile hacking tool, such as one built by the NSO Group, to hack into the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone. Remarks made by U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday said mobile spyware was likely used to ...

UK watchdog sets out “age appropriate” design code for online services to keep kids’ privacy safe

The UK’s data protection watchdog has today published a set of design standards for Internet services which are intended to help protect the privacy of children online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been working on the Age Appropriate Design Code since the 2018 update of domestic data protection law — as part of a ...

Adblock Plus’s Till Faida on the shifting shape of ad blocking

Publishers hate ad blockers, but millions of internet users embrace them — and many browsers even bake it in as a feature, including Google’s own Chrome. At the same time, growing numbers of publishers are walling off free content for visitors who hard-block ads, even asking users directly to be whitelisted. It’s a fight for ...

****** recognition isn’t just bad because it invades privacy: it’s because privacy invasions fuel discrimination

Bruce Schneier writes in the New York Times that banning ****** recognition (as cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Brookline and Somerville have done) is not enough: there are plenty of other ways to automatically recognize people (gait detection, high-resolution photos of hands that reveal fingerprints, voiceprints, etc), and these will all be used ...