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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 government leans into airport biometrics, providers envision automation options

An executive order signed this week by U.S. President Joe Biden could boost funding for the Transportation Security Administration’s biometric…

Dec 14, 2021

Application of state biometric data privacy laws for companies, feds debated

Differences between how biometrics use is treated in state and federal laws in the United States are behind motions to…

Dec 10, 2021

EyeLock, BioCatch appoint executives for next growth phases

EyeLock has appointed Allen Ibaugh as its new president, with Voxx CEO Pat Lavelle also taking on the iris biometrics provider’s chief…

Nov 25, 2021

Biometric, computer vision payment systems vie for places in market

A number of experts and stakeholders in the digital identity and biometrics space are looking at new forms of payment…

Nov 18, 2021

Mantra Softech, Amazon, and PopID biometrics for retail payments advance

Mantra Softech is deploying almost 25,000 of its mTerminal100 biometric devices across various businesses in Uttar Pradesh after winning a…

Nov 4, 2021

Raft of new legal headaches from biometrics use for three consumer product companies

Amazon, Meta/Facebook and, improbably, Proctor & Gamble are wrangling with new legal drama involving consumers’ biometric identifiers. Amazon is being…

Oct 5, 2021

Veridas sees strong voice biometrics adoption by call centers, Auraya accredited by AWS

Leading call centers around the world are adopting Veridas’ voice biometrics to allow end users to authenticate their identity within…

Sep 29, 2021

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…

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