Kashmir Hill is a tech reporter based in New York. She writes about the unexpected and sometimes ominous ways technology is changing our lives, particularly when it comes to our privacy.
Charles Johnson, a notorious conservative provocateur, played a pivotal role at the start of the facial recognition company.
By Kashmir Hill
When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit — and blew the future of privacy in America wide open.
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
Nadire Atas trashed the reputations of people she saw as enemies, and their relatives. On Tuesday, she was charged by the Toronto police with harassment and other offenses.
Canadian authorities declared that the company needed citizens’ consent to use their biometric information, and told the firm to delete facial images from its database.
An online tool targets only a small slice of what’s out there, but may open some eyes to how widely artificial intelligence research fed on personal images.
By Cade Metz and Kashmir Hill
Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.
Researchers and citizen journalists are preserving the photos and videos posted to social media sites before they are deleted.
Law enforcement has used the app to identify perpetrators, Clearview AI’s C.E.O. said.
A New Jersey man was accused of shoplifting and trying to hit an officer with a car. He is the third known Black man to be wrongfully arrested based on face recognition.