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Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Its easy-to-use Rekognition API allows you to automatically identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Developers can quickly build a searchable content library to optimize media workflows, enrich recommendation engines by extracting text in images, or integrate secondary authentication into existing applications to enhance end-user security. With a wide variety of use cases, Amazon Rekognition enables you to easily add the benefits of computer vision to your business.

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Judge allows voice biometrics data privacy lawsuit against Amazon to add plaintiffs

A federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who want to amend their lawsuit against Amazon over alleged violations of Illinois’…

Mar 29, 2024

Retail biometrics roll outs expand to bodegas and enrollment app

Retail biometrics are growing rapidly, but stakeholder consultation, testing, and policy development must be prioritized to guard against the technology’s…

Feb 6, 2024

Tesla settles privacy case while Amazon and Facebook are frozen in place with theirs

Of three recent turns in U.S. biometric privacy lawsuits, only one, a settlement, has much to do with privacy itself….

Jan 26, 2024

Amazon of 2 minds with law enforcement deals – fleeing locally, selling federally

This week brought news that Amazon, on the one hand, appears to be selling AI services to the FBI, and…

Jan 8, 2024

Verified in Vegas: biometrics on display at world’s largest tech conference 

CES 2024 takes over the Las Vegas Convention Center and Venetian Hotel this week until January 12, and AI is…

Dec 26, 2023

Demystifying the relationship between commercial biometrics and privacy

Each day, biometric payment systems and computer vision-based shopping experiences are popping up at more establishments throughout the world. But…

Nov 28, 2023

Amazon’s One palm biometrics readers for businesses get a lukewarm introduction

A contactless palm biometric service from Amazon reportedly is being adopted by a few organizations, one of which is an…

Nov 6, 2023

Amazon loses dismissal bid in BIPA case, could face many more plaintiffs

A 2019 biometric privacy lawsuit in the U.S. against Amazon has just gotten more significant. A U.S. district judge last…

Oct 24, 2023

Amazon announces passkey rollout for biometric passwordless login

Following a quiet rollout last week, Amazon has now formally announced that it supports passkeys on browsers and the iOS…

Oct 23, 2023

Israel is using Amazon Rekognition to locate missing and dead

Amazon’s facial recognition system Rekognition is being used in Israel to locate missing and dead after a deadly attack by…

Oct 18, 2023

Thales and SoyYo expand partnership for passkeys, reported problems for Amazon

Passkeys have entered public consciousness as a way to replace password authentication with device biometrics or PINs, but the rollout…

Oct 16, 2023

AWS and Indian government unveil plan for digital health IDs

A repurposed COVID-19 portal could serve as a single, comprehensive digital health ID for health records, with a proposal from…

Oct 11, 2023

BBC uses facial recognition to identify terrorist as police officer

In the aftermath of a series of terrorist attacks against people in Israel, one media outlet attempted to identify perpetrators…

Oct 9, 2023

Banks deploying biometrics for ever-wider range of remote and in-branch interactions

Banking is being reshaped by several forces, including digitization and online service delivery, and biometrics are vying for a major…

Sep 26, 2023

Biometric payment adoption grows as Amazon lawsuits allege data privacy violations

Biometric payment systems – and privacy concerns surrounding those systems – are on the rise. Biometric payments could provide frictionless…

Sep 13, 2023

Biometrics for payments, not tracking customers in Amazon Just Walk Out stores

Amazon says the Just Walk Out store in the Seahawks’ Lumen Field NFL stadium launched last year is a rousing…

Sep 8, 2023

Some big names sweated a hot summer with biometric privacy court cases

It’s a brand-name roundup of biometric information privacy lawsuits today, with Clearview AI, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon battling in court…

Sep 4, 2023

Use of synthetic data for training biometric systems on the rise

Images generated by artificial intelligence have been spreading fast across the internet, sparking concerns about identity fraud, disinformation and more….

Aug 16, 2023

Amazon takes a small BIPA win; ID scan provider for weed store accused

Biometrics privacy cases in the U.S. state of Illinois continue to bubble to the surface. In the newest U.S. biometrics…

Jul 28, 2023

PhD student uses deepfake to pass popular voice authentication and spoof detection system

University of Waterloo (UW) cybersecurity PhD student Andre Kassis published his findings after being granted access to an account protected…

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