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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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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…

Jul 13, 2022

Amazon defends Ring data sharing practices to US Senator, leaves voice biometrics door open

Amazon has shared video footage from Ring door devices with police 11 times this year through an emergency-request process that…

Jul 12, 2022

Parties seek clarity in biometric data privacy lawsuits’ scope

A series of court cases over alleged violations of biometric data privacy are gradually increasing clarity on the scope of…

Jun 27, 2022

Amazon trains retail systems with synthetic palm biometric database

Amazon has been steadily improving its biometric retail systems, according to a presentation by Vice President of Physical Retail and…

Jun 24, 2022

‘Grammy said I could stay up late!’ Amazon hints at deepfake voices as family bonding

Amazon executives say they want to give their Alexa voice assistant the ability to mimic any voice it is trained…

Jun 20, 2022

Amazon Ring still bothers senator and BIPA sparks another suit against the company

Nascar has left turns and sunburns. British royals have questionable hats and another palace somewhere. Japan has stuffed subways and…

May 24, 2022

Similar arguments to have biometric data privacy suits thrown out made by Amazon, Microsoft

Amazon did not use the biometric data of Illinois residents contained in the Diversity in Faces dataset, or benefit from…

May 24, 2022

Social-justice groups want AWS out of US’ massive biometric data project

Dozens of international domestic rights organizations are asking Amazon executives to reverse their decision to host a massive U.S. government…

May 20, 2022

Biometric data privacy allegations are getting intense. Just ask White Castle and Amazon

Two new proposed take-downs of the most prominent state-level biometric privacy law in the United States have been launched. The…

May 12, 2022

Plurilock biometrics secure Amazon WorkSpaces; $1.4M in sales for subsidiary

Plurilock’s zero-trust cybersecurity solution with biometrics will be available for Amazon WorkSpaces virtual sessions, the company said. It also confirmed…

May 3, 2022

Busy BIPA days: Amazon, 7-Eleven and rail company BNSF

A new class action filed against several of Amazon executives, including company founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy, claims…

Apr 22, 2022

Biometrics from PopID, Amazon, VisionLabs roll out for retail payments and event access

The rollouts following from PopID’s massive deal with large-scale venue manager ASM Global have begun, with the first deployment of…

Mar 11, 2022

ASM Global and PopID partner on biometric payments and ticketing for stadiums

PopID and venue management company ASM Global are kicking off a biometric ticketing and payment system that employs facial verification…

Jan 26, 2022

Biometric data privacy lawsuit against Amazon split between state and federal courts

Amazon will face two biometric data privacy claims over voice biometrics allegedly collected by its digital assistant Alexa without meeting…

Jan 4, 2022

Motion to dismiss biometric data privacy suit over Amazon health screening rejected

A former employee of an Amazon warehouse have filed a lawsuit alleging the company’s health checks violated Illinois’ biometric data…

Dec 20, 2021

Amazon Ring patents hint at biometric surveillance capabilities

A series of 17 patents granted to Amazon for its Ring products over the last two years seems to suggest…

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