Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft
The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the United States. According to the notification obtained by the Daily Beast, the stolen information includes customer names, the user accounts that the customers had set up, and even the number of searches that they ran through the service. Details are rather sparse about the nature of the incident and it’s not immediately clear how it unfolded.
Interestingly enough, however, Clearview AI denied that it had suffered a breach of its own servers.