Amazon Is Now A 'Cheap Mass Surveillance' Dealer -- It's Selling Facial Recognition To US Cops

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by mood, May 22, 2018.

  1. mood

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    The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software
    January 3, 2019
    https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/01/fbi-trying-amazons-facial-recognition-software/153888/
     
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    ACLU demands Justice Dept. reveal facial recognition tech use
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    What about selling/sharing voiceprints ?

    Once, when I had to cancel an account they insisted on me calling them (or vice versa) to close the account. I get the feeling there is some darkness, possibly other companies do the same.
     
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    Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know
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    https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition-software/
     
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    A US police force is running suspect sketches through Amazon's facial recognition tech and potentially framing innocent people
    May 2, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.de/us-p...through-amazon-facial-recognition-tech-2019-5
     
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    ACLU pushes Amazon shareholders to vote for facial-recognition ban
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    California Senate considers ban on facial recognition software for police body cams
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    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/21/cal...cial-recognition-ban-on-police-body-cams.html
     
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    Amazon shareholders reject proposal to ban facial recognition sales to governments
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/ama...ecognition-sales-to-governments-idUSL2N22Y0YM
     
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    "Cops dump Amazon's facial-recognition API after struggling to make the thing work properly

    15 months of wrangling and Orlando couldn't even begin testing AI cloud tech for population surveillance...

    Orlando cops have given up using Amazon’s controversial cloud-based facial recognition to monitor CCTV cameras dotted around the Florida city – after a nightmare year of technical breakdowns.

    The decision came after officers attempted and failed to tap into Amazon’s Rekognition API,..."

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/19/orlando_amazon_facial_recogition/
     
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