Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft

The startup came under scrutiny after it emerged that it had amassed 3 billion photos from social media for its facial recognition software. The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law … More Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft

Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

However, the social network harbors no plans to deploy the technology in any of its services any time soon. Facebook has developed a machine-learning method that aims to help with face de-identification in video content. In its paper, the Facebook AI research team explains it has developed the technology in response to ethical concerns that arise … More Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

What the ban on facial recognition tech will – and will not – do

As San Francisco moves to regulate the use of facial recognition systems, we reflect on some of the many ‘faces’ of the fast-growing technology. Last week, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban the use of facial recognition technology, at least by law enforcement, local agencies, and the city’s transport … More What the ban on facial recognition tech will – and will not – do

Amazon Rekognition a possible threat to the civil rights of citizens

Use of software by law enforcement as a surveillance tool is a real concern for groups. Amazon has come under fire from civil rights groups in the US that say their online service that identifies faces in images could be abused by law enforcement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a statement on Tuesday asking the … More Amazon Rekognition a possible threat to the civil rights of citizens