Is Privacy a Thing of the Past?

A facial recognition app can tell the police your name, where you live and who your friends are

A mysterious start-up called Clearview, focused on facial recognition software, has compiled a database of over three billion images — far bigger than anything ever constructed by the United States government. Is this the future of law enforcement and the end of privacy as we know it?

Recommended for Further Reading:

  • Clearview brings privacy concerns from facial recognition into focus. (Axios)

  • Tech giants hammer facial recognition startup. (Axios

  • Federal and state law enforcement officers are using one company’s app to make arrests in 49 states. So what is Clearview AI, and what influence does it hold? (New York Times

  • Clearview’s app is being used by police to identify victims of child sexual abuse. Some question both the ethics and the accuracy of the results. (New York Times)