Amazon is selling its face recognition technology to US law enforcement agencies

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A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shows that Amazon has started selling facial recognition software to at least two US law enforcement agencies. A report published by the ACLU shows that the online retailer has been advertising its facial recognition system — known as Amazon Rekognition, and described as “deep learning-based image and video analysis” — to numerous states. Testimonials from the Orlando, Florida Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon suggest that the system is already in use. See also: com now redirects to Amazon and the company’s…

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