YouTube: Face recognition firm must stop harvesting videos

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting its videos to identify the people in them. The Google-owned video service said Wednesday that it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to New York-based Clearview AI. The small company has drawn scrutiny following investigative reports in January by the New York Times and Buzzfeed detailing its work with law enforcement agencies and its practice of scraping social media and other internet platforms for images. Clearview’s CEO told CBS that it has a First Amendment right to the 3 billion images it has collected.