Oosto / Anyvision Criticizes Clearview, Calls For Empty DB Facial Recognition

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Nov 16, 2021, 10:09am EST

Oosto (formerly Anyvision) has called out Clearview AI, stating "that biometrics should be deployed with empty databases" in a recent release, referring to the US company's practice of scraping billions of photos from social media to use in its database.

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Inside this report, we share comments from Oosto and Clearview AI on the use of facial recognition databases, which is a rising area of debate as these databases increase potential value and privacy risks.

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Oosto's *********** ** **** ********** ****** ** ******** **** ***** *********, adequate safeguards for data and privacy need to be built into the technology, and improved operational due diligence needs to be adhered to. Oosto has employed safeguards including databases created from scratch by the customer organization to meet their specific security needs, and use of secure cryptography of any captured biometric data. Oosto points out that it also includes a “GDPR-mode,” which blurs the faces of people not appearing on the watchlist.

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*******,for *** ******** ** *****-***-**** ************** ***** ** *** ******* ****-****, **** ****** ***********, ****** ******** *** ********* ** ********* *** *********** *** ** ****** ***********. They increase the likelihood that law enforcement can make a positive identification, thereby reducing the likelihood of a false positive match. Every photo in the dataset is a potential clue that could save a life, provide justice to an innocent victim, prevent a wrongful identification, or exonerate an innocent person. [emphasis added]

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* **** ** ** Australia ****** ****** ** San ********* ** *** 19 ** ****** ** career *** ****** ************* crime-fighting ****** *********** ********** known *** ***** ****. I ** * **** citizen ** ********* *** the ****** ******, *** two ********* ***** ***** I **** **** ******. My ******* *** * have ***** ** *** best ********* ** ***** two ******* *** ***** people ** ********* *** enforcement ** ******* ******* crimes ******* ********, *******, and ***** ******* ** unscrupulous ****.We **** ******* ****** **** **** *** **** ******** *** ****** **** *** ********* ** ******* *** ***. I respect the time and effort that the Australian officials spent evaluating aspects of the technology I built. But I am disheartened by the misinterpretation of its value to society. I look forward to engaging in conversation with leaders and lawmakers to fully discuss the privacy issues, so the true value of Clearview AI’s technology, which has proven so essential to law enforcement, can continue to make communities safe. [emphasis added]

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*******? **** *********? ** all *********** * ** not **** *** **** would ****. *** ******* would ** ** ***** to **** * ** database ** *** ********* felons? * ** *** sure.

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*** ******* ***** ** be ***** ** **** a ** ********

*'* *** **** ** the *******, ** ******, would **** *** **** much.

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* ****** *** *** trying ** ** ****** but ****** * ****** you **** * *****, I ***** *********** **** is ******. ******** *** not ***** **** ********* scraped, ***** ********* ******* Facebook's ****** *** *** fac *** ********, *******?

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…********* ******* ********'* ****** not *** *** *** database.

****’* * **** *****, and *** * ********** it ** *** **** I *** **** ***** for * **** ******** yet ******* ****** **********.

** * **** ****** to **** ******** ****************, * ***** *** that **’* **** ******** that ********* ** ****** on ***** ****** **** just ******* ****,** *** ******* ******** ***** ******** from ******.

***-******* ******** **** **** were ****** **** * name *** ** ***** assumedly ** ****** ** Clearview.

*******, **** ******** **** Clearview******* **** ******** *** now **** ********.

** ****’* *** **** enough *****

********* ******* ******** ****** to ****** ** ******** While ******** ****** ****** Altogether.

***** ** ****** ***** since *** ***** ******** between *** “*****” *** “scrape” ***** *** ******. Does **** **** **** no ********* *** ******* license?

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**** **** **** **** no ********* *** ******* license?

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