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ACLU calls out Amazon biometrics in fight to ban facial recognition

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) has used Amazon Rekognition facial recognition to match one in five…

 

Amazon detects fear with biometric facial analysis as MoodMe partners with Texas A&M

The biometric face analysis capabilities of Amazon Rekognition have been upgraded with improved accuracy and functionality, including detection of fear,…

 

Biometric card certification, auto applications and AI issues top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Significant progress was announced this week in several different areas of biometrics applications, and international issues related to identity and…

 

Police facial recognition off in Orlando, on in Netherlands and considered in Sweden

Orlando Police Department’s (OPD’s) trial of Amazon’s Rekognition facial biometric software has reached the end of its second phase and…

 

Auraya launches voice biometric extension for Amazon Connect

Voice biometrics company Auraya has launched customer identity verification extension EVA for Amazon Connect to enable organizations to improve customer…

 

Amazon hit by Illinois biometric data privacy suit for Alexa recordings

A new class action law suit has been filed against Amazon under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act for recording the…

 

Amazon patents “surveillance-as-a-service” as critics express concerns with Ring footage sharing

Amazon has patented “Surveillance-as-a-Service” technology based on drones with photographic, video, infrared, thermal, night-vision, and audio capabilities, Smart Cities Dive…

 

NY Police Chief argues facial recognition improves safety without infringing rights

Policing has changed a significantly over the past few decades, and biometric facial recognition has become a highly valuable tool…

 

Subsidized Ring doorbell cameras could give police public surveillance network

Police departments all around the U.S. are offering people free or discounted Ring doorbells, in some cases funded by taxpayers,…

 

Amazon patent describes speech recognition prior to hearing Alexa wakeword

Rather than listen for a “wakeword,” a new patent application from Amazon suggests Alexa could simply record all speech, allowing…

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