The facial recognition company Clearview AI is informing customers that a hacker stole its entire client list.
Clearview AI gained unwanted notoriety earlier this year when it was disclosed that the company was obtaining billions of photos by scraping the internet for use by law enforcement agencies. Now the company has sent a notification to its customer base saying someone gained access to its customer list learning the number of user accounts created and to the number of searches conducted by its customers, The Daily Beast reported.
This revelation may also lead to additional negative scrutiny of both the company and possibly local police departments if the list of agencies involved is made public, an act Forrester Research senior analyst Kjell Carlsson believes will happen.
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