Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information

Photo: Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That (left) and the company’s logo (right) By Ben Robinson Over the past two months, major technology companies Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Venmo sent cease-and-desist letters to facial recognition technology company Clearview AI for violating their company policies after it was exposed that Clearview was scraping the sites for images of users’ faces for a facial recognition app sold … Continue reading Facial Recognition Service Faces Lawsuits for Selling Social Media User Information

Reports Reveal FBI Pressured Apple to Keep Door Open to Customer Data

By Mike Talavera New reports reveal that Apple canceled a project in development two years ago that would have made it more difficult for the company to access backups of user data after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) complained that the privacy measure would impede its own investigations. According to the former FBI officials and one current and one former Apple employee who spoke … Continue reading Reports Reveal FBI Pressured Apple to Keep Door Open to Customer Data