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Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology

Steven Musil | cNet | Source URL The tech giant warns the technology could be used to create a 1984-like dystopia. Microsoft is urging governments to enact legislation next year that requires facial-recognition technology to be independently tested to ensure accuracy, prevent unfair bias and protect individuals’ rights. “The facial […]

Documents shed light on how Amazon is shaping public discourse about Rekognition

Kade Crockford and Emiliano Falcon | Privacy SOS | Source URL Midday yesterday, activists affiliated with immigrants rights groups NWDC Resistance and Mijente donned Jeff Bezos masks outside Amazon’s Seattle Spheres building to protest the tech giant’s collaboration with ICE. The activists demanded Amazon stop marketing and selling its face […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and employers […]

Amazon Is Now A ‘Cheap Mass Surveillance’ Dealer–It’s Selling Facial Recognition To U.S. Cops

Forbes Amazon chief Jeff Bezos received a letter Tuesday from the American Civil Liberties Union and its supporters. It demanded he stop selling a little-known service provided by the tech giant to U.S. law enforcement agencies: facial recognition, powered by artificial intelligence. The tool, dubbed Rekognition, can recognize up to 100 people in […]

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

ABC News | Source URL Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they’re involved in crimes or […]