Tag: Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition: Deep Learning Based Image A

From Amazon itself:

Amazon Rekognition makes it easy to add image and video analysis to your applications. You just provide an image or video to the Rekognition API, and the service can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities. It can detect any inappropriate content as well. Amazon Rekognition also provides highly accurate facial analysis and facial recognition. You can detect, analyze, and compare faces for a wide variety of use cases, including user verification, cataloging, people counting, and public safety.

Learn more about Amazon Rekognition, and look at the articles explaining to nefarious ways it is used to abuse the civil liberties of our citizens below.


Articles on Amazon Rekognition

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage through […]

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will continue to sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement and other entities after its shareholders shot down a proposal to reel the technology in.   The vote effectively kills two initiatives brought before Amazon’s board. One proposal would […]

Police in Washington are running suspect sketches through Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, report reveals

Police in Washington are running suspect sketches through Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, report reveals

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL In a previously undocumented use of facial recognition software, police in Washington state are using Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ to track down criminals with as little as an artist’s sketch.  According to a report from The Washington Post, police in Washington County are […]

Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent

Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Many facial recognition systems are being trained using millions of online photos uploaded by everyday people and, more often than not, the photos are being taken without users’ consent, an NBC News investigation has found.  In one worrying case, IBM scraped almost a million […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Orlando Testing Facial Recognition Technology Provided Free by Amazon

Joe Wolverton | The New American | Source URL Orlando, Florida, law enforcement is testing technology developed by Amazon, Inc. to keep the cities residents under constant surveillance, according to a story broken by Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s exclusive report details the police department’s potential deployment of Amazon’s Rekognition, the Seattle, Washington-based […]

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 […]

Orlando cops have begun a secretive SECOND trial of Amazon’s controversial facial recognition system

TIC Note: This is one of the research items on the flyers of Strike Out Targeting for a reason.  You can look up more information on the capabilities of Amazon Rekognition here.  The average reader of this website, would well know that the OPD would not have gotten rid of […]