The facial-recognition app Clearview sees a spike in use after Capitol attack.

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Facial recognition app clearview sees a spike in use after capital attack. The ceo of clearview on dat reported a twenty six percent increase in searches over. Its usual weekday volume. This is significant because unlike traditional facial recognition tools used by law enforcement that use databases containing government provided photos like driver's licenses and mugshots clearview relies instead on a database of more than three billion photos collected from social media networks and other public websites. The searches are being done largely by local police departments who are answering requests for assistance from the fbi. The usa facial recognition technologies remains contentious in many countries including the us.

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