Friday 10 May 2019

Photo App Pivots to Violating Its Users’ Privacy

MFW I Learned: WTF?

Ever AI is accused of playing fast and loose with user privacy. An investigation alleges it’s been using billions of private photos from millions of users to train an AI facial-recognition product—aimed at enterprises, police forces and the military.

The app, formerly known as EverRoll, doesn’t get informed consent from its users, say critics. Since the story broke, the company has updated its privacy policy a little, but that’s hardly the point.

On the face of it, this isn’t a good look for Ever. In today’s SB Blogwatch, we go live in a cave, forever.

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