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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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US privacy law catches insurer and Amazon; settlement nears in another case

The biometric privacy protection law in the U.S. state of Illinois continues to churn though challenges. A United States district…

Dec 23, 2022

Amazon told to stay put in court; Microsoft might escape BIPA case

There is greater clarity today regarding a key provision of the state of Illinois’ biometric privacy law, landmark legislation in…

Dec 16, 2022

Daon and Entrust each add digital ID solutions to AWS marketplace

Two companies in the digital identity space have recently announced the availability of their solutions on the Amazon Web Services…

Dec 7, 2022

Ring keeps pushing the boundaries for facial recognition in US policing

Watching the New York Police Department’s expansion into facial recognition technology and practices is like witnessing someone who is not…

Dec 2, 2022

Amazon rolling out ‘AI Service Cards’ for transparency on facial recognition limitations

Amazon’s cloud-computing division will roll out warnings for software in its online marketplace to tackle artificial intelligence (AI) and biometric…

Nov 22, 2022

Times are getting tight for Amazon’s Alexa and Echo voice biometrics lines

Will voice recognition become an afterthought at Amazon? Business Insider has published a lengthy piece outlining how Amazon is cutting…

Nov 16, 2022

Selfie biometrics boom in fintech with new implementations, partnerships

Selfie biometrics are expanding in several markets, with a new implementation from Amazon, partnerships for Veriff, Sumsub and IDScan.net, and…

Nov 15, 2022

Amazon claims to cut facial recognition bias with unlabeled data

Amazon Web Services has unveiled a method to evaluate bias in facial recognition algorithms without using annotated identity labels. A…

Oct 18, 2022

Microsoft, Amazon granted summary judgement in biometric data privacy lawsuits

A Washington federal judge on Monday dismissed two putative class actions by Chicago residents Steven Vance and Tim Janecyk, accusing…

Oct 17, 2022

Palm biometric payments grow with launch on WeChat, Amazon One expansion

Tencent’s super-app WeChat has added a new “Palm Payment” applet to enable users to pay using palm biometrics, Tech Planet…

Oct 4, 2022

People are getting an uneasy feeling about Amazon’s Astro

A wheeled, facial recognition-armed robot being sold as a security dog, a family member and a pet monitor is being…

Sep 30, 2022

Cerence develops Knight Rider-style voice biometric interactions for cars

Innovative biometric technology is on the road, as several auto manufacturers roll out new features that use facial recognition, radar,…

Sep 23, 2022

Tactile launches new palm biometrics scanner; market forecast above $530M by 2027

Several companies and governmental institutions have announced updates regarding palm biometrics solutions, with Tactile Technologies signing a distribution deal for…

Sep 12, 2022

$1.2B Israel defense cloud contract includes face detection; Google, Amazon workers protest

Hundreds of workers and their supporters gathered outside Google and Amazon offices in San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Durham,…

Aug 23, 2022

Snap settles case for $35M as BIPA trips up Amazon and adult entertainment purveyors

Snap (parent of Snapchat) has agreed to settle a biometric data privacy complaint with a class of Illinois users for…

Aug 15, 2022

Has Amazon got a reality show for you! And you’re the camera operator.

What if all the talk in the United States about one’s right to biometric privacy is limited to advocates, academics,…

Aug 10, 2022

Dozens of stores getting Amazon palm biometrics readers nationwide

Amazon’s palmprint biometric payment readers are moving from a few prestige Whole Food locations in the United States to dozens…

Aug 8, 2022

Judge to Amazon’s Ring: Not so fast. Your patent application needs a look-see

It is too early to strike the allegations in court that Ring doorbells record anyone in visual or hearing range…

Aug 3, 2022

Plaintiffs in Amazon voice biometric data privacy suit push back on dismissal motion

Plaintiffs attempting to sue Amazon over the alleged use of voice biometrics by its virtual assistant Alexa are pushing back…

Jul 27, 2022

Biometric data privacy lawsuits against Amazon, Clearview survive dismissal appeals

Neither Amazon nor Clearview AI made progress this week fending off biometric privacy lawsuits filed in the United States. Clearview…

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