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Clearview: scraping the barrel

IMAGE: A woman’s portrait measured with face recognition software in a spiral with many other portraits
IMAGE: Gerd Altmann — Pixabay

Clearview AI is a US facial recognition company, which since its founding in 2017 has spent its time scraping a multitude of services on the web to find photographs of people along with their name or some detail of their identity, using them to create a huge database of more than twenty billion likenesses. If you can find a photograph of yourself on the web accompanied by your name, you are more than likely in the Clearview database

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On the effects of technology and innovation on people, companies and society (writing in Spanish at enriquedans.com since 2003)

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Enrique Dans

Enrique Dans

Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger at enriquedans.com

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