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AWS and Pindrop named in voice biometric data privacy lawsuit as cases test liability limits

Plaintiffs in a biometric data privacy suit say Amazon Web Services’ call center operations fall under the jurisdiction of state…

 

U.S. Congress member welcomes AWS’s facial recognition moratorium, demands further explanations

U.S. Member of Congress Jimmy Gomez has written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos applauding the decision to implement…

 

Some surprising questions, fewer insights after Deepfake Detection Challenge

Few if any unique or actionable insights have resulted from a lengthy contest created by Facebook to defang deepfake content,…

 

Amazon pauses sale of facial biometrics to police while advocates push Microsoft and Ring to follow

Amazon has put a one-year moratorium on direct sales of its biometric facial recognition service to law enforcement to allow for…

 

Facial biometrics study suggests Amazon performance unchanged as Microsoft launches antibias tool

Comparitech has released a report on biometric bias in Amazon’s facial recognition offering, similar to previous reports from the ACLU comparing…

 

Amazon launches low-key campaign to derail Portland face-scanning law

Independent news reporting indicates that Amazon is spending money to defeat proposed Portland, Oregon legislation that would ban all use…

 

DHS’s biometric advanced recognition technology system begins road to the cloud

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), which is replacing DHS’s legacy Automated Biometric Identification…

 

Amazon places $10M order for thermal cameras with biometric capabilities from Dahua

Dahua has continued to find customers for its biometric facial recognition cameras despite being restricted from U.S. government contracts by…

 

Ring denies considering adding object, license plate and facial recognition to home security system

Ring has responded to a report on a confidential survey sent to beta testers and shared with Ars Technica, denying…

 

Tech giants pressured to follow Google in removing gender labels from computer vision services

Google’s move to eliminate gender labels from its artificial intelligence-powered computer vision services has put pressure on Microsoft, Amazon, and…

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