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Amazon secures delivery contractor accounts with biometric facial verification

Delivery drivers for Amazon Flex are new required by the company to verify their identity by taking a selfie for…

 

Group of researchers calls for Amazon to stop selling biometric Rekognition to law enforcement

A group of 26 “concerned researchers” have called for Amazon to stop providing its biometric Rekognition service to law enforcement…

 

SEC ruling sets up potential legal clash between Amazon and shareholders over biometric sales

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that an Amazon shareholder’s proposal to release more information about the…

 

Tech giants and civil society seek to institutionalize AI ethics

As artificial intelligence becomes more controversial, tech giants are putting together councils and review processes to ensure ethical uses of…

 

Amazon develops technology for removing identifying information from medical images

Amazon has developed a way to de-identify medical images to assist healthcare professionals with meeting their HIPAA requirements by applying…

 

Amazon launches accuracy enhancements to face analysis features of Rekognition

Amazon announced that it is launching accuracy enhancements to the face analysis feature of Rekognition. This is the fifth model…

 

Facial recognition mostly used by Washington County police to investigate minor crimes

Police with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) have cracked a $12 shoplifting case using state-of-the-art biometric facial recognition, CNET…

 

Little overlap between NIST facial recognition testing leaders and U.S. government providers

Wired is asking “Why Chinese Companies Plug a U.S. Test for Facial Recognition” in an article highlighting the placement of…

 

Amazon patents describe biometric user authentication and video tracking system

A pair of patent applications from Amazon apply the company’s facial recognition technology to user authentication and extend the tracking…

 

Amazon proposes guidelines for responsible use of facial recognition

Amazon has weighed in on facial recognition legislation in a blog post, calling for the creation of a national legislative…

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