A start-up company named Clearview has collected billions of images from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites to create something never seen before. It’s an app that has the far-reaching ability to identify you and yours, where you work, and more.
The app isn’t for play. Law enforcement has access to it and can use it to do whatever they want. Worse, this risky technology is being protected by a veil of secrecy and if it were to fall into the wrong hands, ENDLESS private data could be breached and put us all at risk in terrible ways.
This tech could be used to instantly identify anyone on the spot and for Black people, given our troubled history with policing and surveillance, that’s cause for concern. Privacy is a good thing and our community knows that because we haven’t always been afforded it.