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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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Amazon unveils series of face and voice biometrics updates

Amazon has announced a series of new updates this week, focusing on the biometric capabilities of some of its hardware…

Sep 16, 2021

Turing Video, Amazon among latest biometric data privacy lawsuit targets

Turing Video has been named in the lawsuit of a customer’s employee, which alleges violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy…

Sep 15, 2021

Alexa voice biometrics to be integrated in touchless purchases across India

According to one account, Amazon India is preparing to expand the ability to buy goods in that South Asian nation…

Sep 14, 2021

Landgrab shapes up in event biometrics market with new Amazon, Clear partnerships

Amazon One is moving into the event ticketing space that Clear is exploring, launching a new partnership with digital ticketing company…

Sep 8, 2021

Algorithmic schmutz hurts detection of male face more than female

A research paper looking at how well the three best-known biometric face detection algorithms are likely to work outside the…

Aug 16, 2021

3 U.S. Senators want biometrics info about Amazon’s palmprint service

Three U.S. Senators want Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to explain how he is protecting the privacy and data security of…

Aug 13, 2021

Amazon selects BehavioSec biometrics for authentication of customer service staff

Amazon plans to adopt behavioral biometrics to monitor the mouse movements and keyboard strokes of its customer service employees according…

Aug 3, 2021

Amazon sees profit in your palmprint. Opponents see harmful surveillance capitalism

Days after privacy advocates asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to ban surveillance capitalism, particularly as practiced by Amazon, comes…

Jul 27, 2021

SIA blasts misrepresentation of facial recognition studies

Reading articles about facial recognition in consumer publications could lead one to believe the technology is highly inaccurate and biased,…

Jul 14, 2021

Alexa: Jim, you slept like crap. Need a crate of Monster?

It is like Amazon is becoming a guardian angel, silently, invisibly, biometrically watching over its flock. The Federal Communications Commission…

Jun 7, 2021

Amazon changes from bare knuckle to brass knuckle in the courts

He officially does not run Amazon yet, but recent actions taken by the company regarding its biometrics policies suggest Andy…

May 21, 2021

Campaigners predict U.S. federal facial recognition regulation

Amazon’s move to make its moratorium on sales of facial recognition to U.S law enforcement indefinite is adding to the…

May 19, 2021

Amazon, Microsoft say they’ll do what’s right on biometrics, but suits raise questions

Amazon and Microsoft have been hit separately with biometric data privacy lawsuits that, if proven in court, would strike at…

May 19, 2021

Amazon extends police facial recognition moratorium

Amazon has taken the time limit off of its self-imposed moratorium on offering its face biometrics technology to U.S. law…

Apr 27, 2021

Amazon continues to fight hard to send biometric privacy cases to arbitration

A federal appellate court has affirmed that Amazon cannot impose arbitration on minors wanting to be part of proposed class-action…

Apr 22, 2021

Biometrics for retail payments rolled out by Amazon, Sberbank, FPC

Amazon is bringing its palm biometric payment system to Whole Foods stores, according to a report by CNBC. Amazon One was…

Apr 19, 2021

Microsoft wins partial dismissal of biometric data privacy suit, Amazon goes 0-for-2

A biometric data privacy lawsuit against Microsoft and Amazon can go forward, a federal judge in Seattle has ruled, though…

Mar 24, 2021

Amazon sends thousands of US drivers biometric monitoring consent forms, says sign it or lose job

Drivers for Amazon across the United States are being given consent forms to be monitored with face biometrics within their…

Mar 18, 2021

Biometric training data privacy suit to go ahead, but Microsoft and Amazon win partial dismissal

A pair of biometric data privacy suits, filed against Microsoft and Amazon, will go ahead after a federal judge in…

Mar 3, 2021

Upgraded Auraya voice biometrics now available for AWS contact center customers

Auraya has made its EVA Voice Biometrics 2.0 available on the AWS Marketplace to provide secure and frictionless identification for…

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