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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 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…

Jul 24, 2023

Amazon settles suit over retention of kids’ voice data

The U.S. Department of Justice says Amazon will pay a comparatively modest civil penalty for allegedly violating multiple laws and…

Jul 20, 2023

Amazon One is coming to all Whole Foods stores

Never mind cashless payments: Whole Foods customers who sign up for Amazon Web Service’s palm payment system can leave their…

Jun 28, 2023

Researchers defeat voice biometric security by targeting common liveness approaches

Shortcomings in voice presentation attack detection are making it surprisingly easy to defeat biometric defenses. A pair of Canadian computer…

Jun 28, 2023

It has been a bumpy ride of late in biometrics privacy and products

It might be a slow start to summer for some business sectors in the U.S., but not for biometrics privacy….

Jun 26, 2023

Biometrics are moving the restaurant industry beyond cards and phones

In an era of rapid technological advancements, biometric payment methods are emerging as a game-changer for the restaurant industry. Integrating…

Jun 22, 2023

BIPA might be changing, but not soon enough for some class action defendants

Regulatory relief for biometrics-gathering companies in the U.S. state of Illinois didn’t arrive in the just-ending legislative session. There is…

Jun 15, 2023

US feds to biometrics collectors: Knock it off. We mean it

United States regulators have taken time to, in a local figure of speech, brush businesses that deal in biometric data…

Jun 12, 2023

New Yorkers sue Amazon, Starbucks over biometrics use in cashierless stores

Amazon and coffee retailer Starbucks are being sued in U.S. federal district court for misusing customers’ biometric identifiers. The proposed…

Jun 1, 2023

US states closely watching federal rule changes on biometrics

Amazon lost two notable biometrics arguments with a U.S. regulator this week, but they are miniscule compared to analyses that…

May 25, 2023

Amazon immune to BIPA this time, biometric privacy suit filed against PimEyes

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Illinois has dismissed a class action under the Biometric Information Privacy Act…

May 23, 2023

Palm ID verifies in US for alcohol buys and in Beijing for subway rides

One, Amazon’s palm biometric payment service, has a new age-verification function. An adult will be able to buy alcohol by…

May 17, 2023

Palm and face biometric payments see more rollouts, plus a lawsuit in New York

Music fans attending Michigan’s Pine Knob music festival will be able to use biometric technology to get their drinks faster,…

May 11, 2023

Amazon’s retail biometrics gain footholds but automated store concept struggles

Amazon is said not to have found sufficient uptake of its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology by physical retail stores compared…

Apr 26, 2023

4 biometric data privacy lawsuits not sufficient to prove corporate wrongdoing

Four lawsuits filed against Amazon under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act do not constitute a credible basis for accusations of…

Apr 21, 2023

Biometric privacy cases churn on, but talk of legal reform gets louder

Amazon and beefery McDonald’s are separately involved in new class-action filings about their alleged violation of a U.S. state biometric…

Apr 12, 2023

Amazon’s palm biometrics rollout reaches Denver-area Whole Foods

Denver shoppers can pay at the checkout lane with a swipe of their hand using Amazon One’s palm recognition service….

Mar 30, 2023

Aware joins small but growing ranks of biometrics vendors on AWS Marketplace

After achieving security certification for SOC (System and Organization Control) 2 Type I for it cloud-based adaptive authentication platform, Aware…

Mar 23, 2023

Panera deploys Amazon One palm biometrics to facilitate payments, loyalty program

American bakery company Panera has added the Amazon One palm vein biometrics solution to its MyPanera loyalty program to facilitate…

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