Sure, that might lead to a dystopian future or something, but
January 18, 2020 8:43 AM Subscribe
SLNYT: The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy As We Know It By Kashmir Hill
The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims to have scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites — goes far beyond anything ever constructed by the United States government or Silicon Valley giants.
Until now, technology that readily identifies everyone based on his or her face has been taboo because of its radical erosion of privacy.
“The weaponization possibilities of this are endless,” said Eric Goldman, co-director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University. “Imagine a rogue law enforcement officer who wants to stalk potential romantic partners, or a foreign government using this to dig up secrets about people to blackmail them or throw them in jail.”
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