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 This app would seem to have some inherent risks when in the wrong hands.  When I consider  the potential of it correctly identifying a person, I can't escape its potential to occasionally misidentify someone as well. "Que up the doppelganger" or better yet, create one on social media using your photo .





What if a stranger could snap your picture on the sidewalk then use an app to quickly discover your name, address and other details? A startup called Clearview AI has made that possible, and its app is currently being used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies in the US, including the FBI, says a Saturday report in The New York Times. 

The app, says the Times, works by comparing a photo to a database of more than 3 billion pictures that Clearview says it's scraped off Facebook, Venmo, YouTube and other sites. It then serves up matches, along with links to the sites where those database photos originally appeared. A name might easily be unearthed, and from there other info could be dug up online.

The size of the Clearview database dwarfs others in use by law enforcement. The FBI's own database, which taps passport and driver's license photos, is one of the largest, with over 641 million images of US citizens.



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Privacy is fast becoming a more scarce thing with the advancement of the digital age, which is why I've advised everyone I know to be very cautious about what they put on social media and how they have their privacy, location tracking and activity texting settings on their cell phones.


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