CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border

CNET: ACLU sues for records on facial recognition use at airports, border. “The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after the agencies failed to provide public records on how they’re using facial recognition at airports and US borders.”

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI. “The Attorney General’s Office filed suit against the face-search company on Tuesday, alleging its practice of scooping up billions of online images to build a facial recognition app violates Vermont’s consumer protection statute. The civil suit is also the first legal test of a provision in the state’s data broker law, which was the only one of its kind when passed in 2018.”

New York Times: Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich

New York Times: Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich . “Those with Clearview logins used facial recognition at parties, on dates and at business gatherings, giving demonstrations of its power for fun or using it to identify people whose names they didn’t know or couldn’t recall.”

Analytics India Magazine: 10 Face Datasets To Start Facial Recognition Projects

Analytics India Magazine: 10 Face Datasets To Start Facial Recognition Projects. “One of the major research areas, facial recognition has been adopted by governments and organisations for a few years now. Leading phone makers like Apple, Samsung, among others, have been integrating this technology into their smartphones for providing maximum security to the users. As per research, facial recognition technology is expected to grow and reach $9.6 billion by 2020. In this article, we list down 10 face datasets which can be used to start facial recognition projects.”

BuzzFeed News: Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Has Been Used By The Justice Department, ICE, Macy’s, Walmart, And The NBA

BuzzFeed News: Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Has Been Used By The Justice Department, ICE, Macy’s, Walmart, And The NBA. “The United States’ main immigration enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, retailers including Best Buy and Macy’s, and a sovereign wealth fund in the United Arab Emirates are among the thousands of government entities and private businesses around the world listed as clients of the controversial facial recognition startup with a database of billions of photos scraped from social media and the web. The startup, Clearview AI, is facing legal threats from Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as calls for regulation and scrutiny in the US. But new documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News reveal that it has already shared or sold its technology to thousands of organizations around the world.”

CNN: Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen

CNN: Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen. “Clearview AI, a startup that compiles billions of photos for facial recognition technology, said it lost its entire client list to hackers. The company said it has patched the unspecified flaw that allowed the breach to happen.”

The Intercept: Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning A Pan-European Network Of Facial Recognition Databases

The Intercept: Leaked Reports Show EU Police Are Planning A Pan-European Network Of Facial Recognition Databases. “A POLICE INVESTIGATOR in Spain is trying to solve a crime, but she only has an image of a suspect’s face, caught by a nearby security camera. European police have long had access to fingerprint and DNA databases throughout the 27 countries of the European Union and, in certain cases, the United States. But soon, that investigator may be able to also search a network of police face databases spanning the whole of Europe and the U.S.”