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Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked
3/4/2020 5:34:17 PM
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a start-up with a database of more than three billion photographs from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has been hacked.

The attack allowed hackers to gain access to its client list but it said its servers had not been breached.Most of its clients are US law enforcement agencies who use its facial-recognition software to identify suspects.Its use of images scraped from the internet has raised privacy concerns.

'Extremely troubling'

Last month, a New York Times investigation revealed photos remained on Clearview AI's database even after users delete them from their social media accounts.

Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have all demanded it stop using photos on their platforms.

And US senator ron wyden tweeted Clearview's activities were "extremely troubling".

"Americans have a right to know whether their personal photos are secretly being sucked into a private facial-recognition database," he wrote.

But Clearview AI chief executive Hoan Ton-That told the CBS This Morning programme it was his First Amendment right to collect public photos.

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