There are several stories today that are related to the same issue, facial recognition and one controveral company. Clearview AI, is gathering lots of photos, your photos and using them in their system, without your permission and then selling your image to law enforcement.
I don’t like when companies take the approach that they can just scrape personal information and then use that as an asset they sell. You are taking resources, not paying or getting permission for the very resource that is key to the value prop of your business. It is just a sleazy business practice.
Here are three of the many sources available:
If you want to Opt Out you need to live in California or the European Union. On Clearview’s site the privacy request forms are only available for select people.
I hope the other leading social media companies join YouTube in shutting this down.