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Facial recognition rises as threat to data privacy

A New York Times article[1] blew open the work of Clearview AI, an artificial intelligence start-up that claims to be helping law enforcement agencies solve crimes using facial recognition technology. The article used research from MuckRock[2] and Open the Government[3] —organizations that have collected information on the technology and the agencies supposedly using the software. Another report, by Buzzfeed News, [4] dug deeper into Clearview’s claims and found that many of the relationships with law enforcement agencies were exaggerated or fabricated.

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