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Large coalition of groups calls on tech giants to commit to no facial biometrics for government

A coalition of more than 85 advocacy groups has written Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to ask them not to provide…

 

FBI trialing Amazon facial biometrics for video processing

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is piloting Amazon Rekognition to sort the enormous volumes of video footage it…

 

Amazon patent application for residential facial recognition network published

A patent application filed by Amazon describing the use of facial recognition technology with networked home security cameras to identify…

 

Members of U.S. Congress criticize Amazon responses in new letter requesting facial recognition details

Eight democrats from the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, requesting additional information about its…

 

Amazon executive defends facial recognition and says company advising government on regulations

Amazon is educating government officials about its Rekognition facial biometric service, and how the technology should be regulated, Amazon Web…

 

Amazon provides facial recognition for new platform to locate missing children

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) has announced the launch of a new global platform, dubbed GMCNgine,…

 

Amazon upgrades facial recognition for challenging images and opens Alexa to device developers

Amazon has updated the face detection, analysis, and recognition features of its Rekognition software to improve its ability to detect…

 

Emotion and accent voice recognition capabilities patented by Amazon concern privacy experts

A recent patent issued to Amazon which would allow Alexa to recognize a range of user characteristics, including accent and…

 

Documents suggest Orlando Police facial recognition pilot training and communication inadequate

The Orlando Police Department’s pilots of Amazon’s facial recognition technology have had mixed early results, according to documents obtained by…

 

ACLU seeks disclosure of facial recognition plans from Homeland Security

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Services disclose its use or plans…

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