Twitter said Clearview AI, whose app is spreading in law enforcement, was violating its policies. Lawmakers also expressed privacy concerns.
Kashmir HillThe backlash against Clearview begins, in the form of a @twitter cease-and-desist letter and grilling from senators (who are amazingly finding time for this despite that pesky trial)
Kashmir HillThe ruling helps Clearview argue it has the right to scrape publicly available information. As @alexstamos eloquently put it, the case “eviscerated the legal argument that Facebook used to use on scammers and spammers.”
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
Kashmir HillThe privacy paranoid among us have long worried that all of our online photos would be scraped to create a universal face recognition app. My friends, it happened and it’s here
Kashmir Hill@Aaron_Krolik Clearview says 600 law enforcement agencies are using its app. Detectives tell me it's amazing. When the founder took a photo of me while I covered my nose & mouth, it still worked, returning 7 photos of me, one 10 years old. It's insane. Read the story
Kashmir HillCalifornia's new privacy law lets you see & delete your data—but it could let snoops & hackers see it too. Researchers have proved they can use access rights to get other people's files & @jeanqasaur had her Spotify data downloaded by a miscreant
His shelves are mostly empty, but Mitoshi Matsumoto plans to continue his fight against the company to change Japan’s tough convenience store culture.
Kashmir HillWhen not obsessively reading Iran news, I'm fascinated by this Japanese 7-Eleven franchise owner's war w/HQ over not wanting to work 24 hours/day, 365 days/year nytimes.com/2020/01/06/bus…
(When I lived in Hong Kong, 7-Eleven was only biz I could count on to be open during typhoons)