Facebook and YouTube Say AI Firm Must Stop Scraping Faces from Sites

Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That told CBS in an interview that it has a First Amendment right to the roughly 3 billion images it has collected.

  • Published 5 February 2020

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Facebook has joined YouTube, Twitter and payment service Venmo in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. Facebook said it has demanded New York-based Clearview AI stop accessing or using information from its flagship site and Instagram. “Scraping people’s information violates our policies,” a company spokesman said. Clearview has drawn scrutiny following investigative reports in… Read at AP News