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Before Clearview AI was a Tool for Law Enforcement, it was a Secret Plaything for the Rich

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Clearview AI is a facial recognition app designed for law enforcement purposes that feeds off of a database of billions of photos, scraped from sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Sources have identified multiple individuals with active access to Clearview’s technology who are not law enforcement officials.

For more than a year before the company became the subject of public scrutiny, the app had been freely used in the wild by the company’s investors, clients and friends.

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.

Curated from The New York Times

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