Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That told the BBC in an interview that the company has scraped 30 billion photos without users' knowledge over the years from various sources, including Facebook, to build its facial recognition database.
Who owns your face? You might think that you do, but consider that Clearview AI, an American company that sells facial recognition technology, has amassed a database of ten billion images since 2020. By the end of the year, it plans to have scraped 100 billion facial images from the internet. It is difficult to assess the company’s claims, but if we take Clearview AI at face value, it has enough data to identify almost everyone on earth and end privacy and anonymity everywhere.