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Controversial US facial recognition company, Clearview AI, has won an appeal against a privacy sanction issued by the U.K. last year. In May 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued…

Selfie-scraper, Clearview AI, wins appeal against UK privacy sanction

Clearview AI, the U.S. startup that’s attracted notoriety in recent years for a massive privacy violation after it scraped selfies off the internet and used people’s data to build a…

Clearview fined again in France for failing to comply with privacy orders

Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition firm that scrapes selfies and other personal data off the Internet without consent to feed an AI-powered identity-matching service it sells to law enforcement…

France fines Clearview AI maximum possible for GDPR breaches

Clearview AI has been hit with another sanction for breaching European privacy rules. The Athens-based Hellenic data protection authority has fined the controversial facial recognition firm €20 million and banned…

Selfie scraping Clearview AI hit with another €20M ban order in Europe

An independent review of UK legislation has concluded the country urgently needs new laws to govern the use of biometric technologies and called for the government to come forward with…

UK urgently needs new laws on use of biometrics, warns review

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The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has confirmed a penalty for the controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI — announcing a fine of just over £7.5 million today for a string…

UK fines Clearview just under $10M for privacy breaches

A company that gained notoriety for selling access to billions of facial photos, many culled from social media without the knowledge of the individuals depicted, faces major new restrictions to…

Clearview AI banned from selling its facial recognition software to most US companies

Good news for archivists, academics, researchers and journalists: Scraping publicly accessible data is legal, according to a U.S. appeals court ruling. The landmark ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit of…

Web scraping is legal, US appeals court reaffirms

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Pimloc, a U.K. computer vision startup that’s sharpened its business pitch to sell an AI service for quickly anonymizing video — automating the blurring of faces or licence plates, along…

Pimloc grabs $7.5M to pitch more businesses on AI-for-privacy video tools

Controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI, which has amassed a database of some 10 billion images by scraping selfies off the Internet so it can sell an identity-matching service to…

France latest to slap Clearview AI with order to delete data

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI is facing a potential fine in the UK. It has also been handed a provisional notice to stop further processing of UK citizens’ data…

Clearview AI told to stop processing UK data as ICO warns of possible fine

After Canada, now Australia has found that controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI, broke national privacy laws when it covertly collected citizens’ facial biometrics and incorporated them into its AI-powered…

Clearview AI told it broke Australia’s privacy law, ordered to delete data

Just days after rebranding itself, Facebook announced plans to delete a trove of the most worrisome data that the world’s biggest social network collected on more than a billion individuals.…

Facebook says it will delete facial recognition data on more than a billion users

If efforts by states and cities to pass privacy regulations curbing the use of facial recognition are anything to go by, you might fear the worst for the companies building…

Despite controversies and bans, facial recognition startups are flush with VC cash

The ACLU urges all Americans to ask their members of Congress to join the movement to halt facial recognition technology and support federal legislation limiting it.

Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy

A code repository used by the New York state government’s IT department was left exposed on the internet, allowing anyone to access the projects inside, some of which contained secret…

An internal code repo used by New York State’s IT office was exposed online

The UK’s chief data protection regulator has warned over reckless and inappropriate use of live facial recognition (LFR) in public places. Publishing an opinion today on the use of this…

UK’s ICO warns over ‘Big Data’ surveillance threat of live facial recognition in public

The Supreme Court has given LinkedIn another chance to stop a rival company from scraping personal information from users’ public profiles, a practice LinkedIn says should be illegal but one…

Supreme Court revives LinkedIn case to protect user data from web scrapers

A new bill known as the Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act would seal up a loophole that intelligence and law enforcement agencies use to obtain troves of sensitive…

New privacy bill would end law enforcement practice of buying data from brokers

Minneapolis voted Friday to ban the use of facial recognition software for its police department, growing the list of major cities that have implemented local restrictions on the controversial technology.…

Minneapolis bans its police department from using facial recognition software

Sweden’s data protection authority, the IMY, has fined the local police authority €250,000 ($300,000+) for unlawful use of the controversial facial recognition software Clearview AI, in breach of the country’s…

Sweden’s data watchdog slaps police for unlawful use of Clearview AI

Oldsmar is a small town in Florida that became the center of the cyber world this week when a hacker broke into its drinking water supply and tried to poison…

Decrypted: A hacker attempted to poison Florida town’s water supply

Controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI violated Canadian privacy laws when it collected photos of Canadians without their knowledge or permission, the country’s top privacy watchdog has ruled. The New…

Clearview AI ruled ‘illegal’ by Canadian privacy authorities

Dubai-based cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk has raised $2.25 million in a pre-Series A round, led by venture firms Global Ventures and STV. In the past two years, SpiderSilk has discovered some…

Cybersecurity startup SpiderSilk raises $2.25M to help prevent data breaches

The controversial facial recognition software maker Clearview AI has a new contract with ICE, the most controversial U.S. government agency. Clearview was already known to work with the branch of…

Clearview AI landed a new facial recognition contract with ICE

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying…

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

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Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

Since it exploded onto the scene in January after a newspaper exposé, Clearview AI quickly became one of the most elusive, secretive and reviled companies in the tech startup scene. The controversial facial recognition startup allows its law enforcement users to take a picture of a person, upload it and match it against its alleged…

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Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

An iPhone app built by controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI has been blocked by Apple, effectively banning the app from use. Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the startup “violated”…

Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rules