Face search engines that trawl the internet are not a new concept, but this apparent level of accuracy (backed by an advanced AI algorithm) has not previously been made available to the general public.
Clearview AI has been found to scrape the data of European citizens for its facial recognition systems and has been ordered to remove these subjects from its database. Claims it will have 100 billion facial images by the end of 2022.
Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
While much of the rest of the world grapples with the level of access law enforcement should have to facial recognition technology, the Moscow Metro system has leapt ahead to using it as a form of fare payment.
Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition software is facing legal complaints in the EU challenging the troubled company on the basis of violating data protection laws by "scraping" websites.”
Verkada, a major provider of surveillance cameras throughout the United States, suffered a data breach that exposed the contents of over 150,000 of its live camera feeds.
23 million border crossers entering the United States were subject to facial recognition scans in 2020. Of these, it appears not one was determined to be an imposter at any of the country's airports.
Already unwelcome in parts of the US, Clearview AI has been shown the door in Canada. The controversial facial recognition company's practices are in violation of the country's privacy laws.
A wildlife park in Hangzhou has landed in some legal trouble after implementing a facial recognition system. A court agreed the sudden switch to this system constitutes privacy infringement.
Facial recognition provider Clearview AI is facing a joint privacy investigation by the U.K. and Australia that centers on the scraping of social media platforms for available images.