Clearview AI pinky swears it will stop working with private companies

Clearview AI pinky swears it will stop working with private companies

This time Clearview AI really means it. Honest.  

The problematic facial-recognition company that scraped billions of photos off social media is now claiming that it will not sell its technology to private companies. Of course, Clearview AI has made a similar assertion before — one that didn’t exactly turn out so well.  

BuzzFeed News got its hands on documents Clearview AI filed Wednesday in response to an Illinois lawsuit. In them, the company reportedly asserts that it will “avoid transacting with non-governmental customers anywhere.” This follows on the news, also reported by BuzzFeed News in February, that Clearview AI had shared its tech with Madison Square Garden, Eventbrite, Vegas Sands, the NBA, Equinox, and Coinbase, among others.   Read more…

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