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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.

Amazon Biometrics News


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…

Feb 23, 2021

Aware, FacePhi, Nice honored for biometric authentication and fraud-prevention solutions

Aware, FacePhi, and Nice have been honored for their innovative and user-friendly biometric solutions as the U.S. National Science Foundation…

Feb 11, 2021

Dahua biometrics controversy draws scrutiny of Amazon’s $10M thermal cameras purchase

The fallout of the recent revelation that Dahua developed biometrics specifically to identify Uyghurs for Chinese authorities has begun, with U.S….

Feb 8, 2021

Lawsuit alleges Apple biometrics infringe patents, claims against Amazon sent to arbitration

Apple is being sued in a patent dispute by Gesture Technology Partners for allegedly violating five patents related to mobile…

Feb 4, 2021

Short Amazon’s facial recognition ban. Go long on selling Rekognition to cops again

In a spacious corner office at Amazon sits a man at a desk with a finger over a button. When…

Feb 2, 2021

Contactless retail biometrics expanded and contact center voice authentication launched by Amazon

Customers will soon be able to check into all Seattle Amazon Go stores using only their palm scan. Amazon is…

Feb 1, 2021

Soft market conditions hit biometrics revenues but fundraising, deals foreshadow expected bounce

Earnings reports by publicly-traded companies that provide biometrics are showing some effect from the generalized financial turmoil of the pandemic….

Dec 7, 2020

Elenium, Idemia bring biometrics to AWS Competency programs for travel and disaster response

Elenium Automation is among the partners recognized for the new AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency announced at the company’s AWS re:Invent,…

Dec 3, 2020

Amazon introduces voice biometrics for call centers, edge computer vision

Amazon has revealed a new voice recognition tool built into its suite of call-center services for businesses to shorten call…

Nov 26, 2020

US DoD will consider migrating biometric databases to cloud providers other than AWS

The U.S. Department of Defence has amended its solicitation for a migration of its biometric databases to the cloud, clarifying…

Nov 26, 2020

AWS Single Sign-On now supports WebAuthn multi-factor authentication tools like YubiKeys

Support for Yubico in the AWS environment has been expanded with the introduction of native WebAuthn support for AWS Single Sign-On…

Nov 13, 2020

Amazon moving facial recognition and voice processing off of Nvidia chips

Amazon is switching to using its own custom chips to provide the cloud processing for its Alexa voice assistant service…

Nov 2, 2020

Growth in biometric cards in banking and retail spurred by COVID-19

Contactless biometric applications are on the rise due to the pandemic effect, Idex Biometrics reports in a blog post. Writing…

Oct 21, 2020

US plans voice biometrics upgrade and shift to cloud for DoD Automated Biometric Identification System

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to move the remaining on-premise elements of its Automated Biometric Identification System to…

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