May 132022
 May 13, 2022  Posted by  Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Tristan Greene writes:

The ACLU and Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition company, reached a legal settlement earlier this week that’s been hailed as a huge win by both parties.

The big story here is that Clearview AI can no longer sell its databases to third party companies — but that’s not exactly news.


Many members of the media see this as a win for privacy. But, as Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That told CNN in a statement, it makes little difference to the company:

Clearview AI’s posture regarding sales to private entities remains unchanged. We would only sell to private entities in a manner that complies with BIPA. Our database is only provided to government agencies for the purpose of solving crimes.

Read more at TNW.

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