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Google, YouTube, Facebook send cease and desist letters to Clearview AI: Reports

Google, YouTube and Facebook have sent cease and desist letters to Clearview AI, a facial recognition app which scrapes pictures from the internet, including social media platforms, CNet reported. Venmo has also sent a cease and desist letter to the company, according to CBS. YouTube has demanded the company to stop scraping YouTube videos to gather facial data, and delete any such data it has already collected, according to The Verge. We have reached out to Google and Facebook for more information. YouTube reportedly said that it forbids collecting data that can be used to identify a person, and Clearview AI has claimed to do just that. Facebook reportedly said that it has serious concerns with Clearview's practices and has requested more information from it, as part of an ongoing review. It has also demanded that Clearview stops scraping photos from…

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