Category: Facial Recognition

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, Rekognition, is facing renewed criticism.  A new study from the MIT Media Lab found that Rekognition may have gender and racial biases.  In particular, the software performed worse when identifying gender for females and darker-skinned females.  […]

Amazon shareholders hit out at Jeff Bezos and call for the CEO to stop selling controversial facial recognition software to police

Amazon shareholders hit out at Jeff Bezos and call for the CEO to stop selling controversial facial recognition software to police

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon investors are turning up the heat on CEO Jeff Bezos with a new letter demanding he stop selling the company’s controversial facial recognition technology to police. The shareholder proposal calls for Amazon to stop offering the product, called Rekognition, to […]

Pressure Mounts on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Against Selling Facial Recognition to Government

Pressure Mounts on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google Against Selling Facial Recognition to Government

ACLU Blog | Source URL Nationwide Coalition of over 85 Groups Urges Companies Commit Not to Provide Face Surveillance to the Government NEW YORK — A coalition of over 85 racial justice, faith, and civil, human, and immigrants’ rights groups today sent letters to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google demanding the […]

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

Frank Konkel | NextGov | Source URL The FBI is piloting Amazon’s facial matching software—Amazon Rekognition—as a means to sift through mountains of video surveillance footage the agency routinely collects during investigations. The pilot kicked off in early 2018 following a string of high-profile counterterrorism investigations that tested the limits […]

Amazon’s Creepy Facial Recognition Doorbell Will Surveil Entire Neighborhood From People’s Front Doors

Amazon’s Creepy Facial Recognition Doorbell Will Surveil Entire Neighborhood From People’s Front Doors

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL At first glance of Amazon’s new patent application, one would be tempted to think it no more than a built-in “smart” security system. But no, this facial recognition surveillance doorbell does a lot more than record would-be thieves. According to a new report, […]

Hundreds of police departments have secretly created public safety watchlists

Hundreds of police departments have secretly created public safety watchlists

Mass Private I | Source URL To everyone that thinks secret watchlists are nothing more than a conspiracy theory I give you, law enforcement’s secret public safety watchlists. The name of the company responsible for creating public safety watchlists should say it all but I digress. A recent article in […]

Amazon launches ‘disturbing’ plan to add facial recognition technology to DOORBELLS to track ‘suspicious people’

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon’s use of facial recognition has sparked fears of an authoritarian future resembling that described by George Orwell.  Privacy advocates and campaigners have said Amazon using facial recognition in its smart doorbells could provide the perfect tool for extreme surveillance.  The […]

Biometric Scanning Has Rolled Out in Atlanta International Airport: “One Look And You’re In”

Meadow Clark | The Organic Prepper | Source URL Atlanta airport’s Terminal F has become the “first biometric terminal” in the United States. And Detroit is next… As of December 1, Delta Airlines rolled out biometric scanning for air travel at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Terminal F. International […]