35 Civil Rights Organizations Tell Amazon To Get Out Of The Facial Recognition Business

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35 civil rights organizations (including Oakland Privacy)  joined a sign-on letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezosto desist from marketing facial recognition technology to the government.

Public records requests reveal that the company has developed and sold a prototype product called “Rekognition” to police departments in Florida and Oregon. 

The company specifically describes the purpose of the technology to be “person-tracking.”

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South Bay Immigrant Rights Group Tells Vigilant Solutions To Void ICE Contract

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Immigration rights activists from Pasos, supported by the San Jose/Sacred Heart chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, visited the Livermore, CA headquarters of license plate reader manufacturer Vigilant Solutions on the afternoon of Friday, March 11.

After a rally, activists attempted to deliver a letter to Vigilant asking them to void their January 2018 contract with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Vigilant employees would not answer the doorbell, so the letter was taped to the front door. Oakland Privacy and the DeportICE coalition sent a rep to the Vigilant delegation.

San Francisco Chronicle coverage of the delegation.

NBC Bay Area coverage of the delegation.

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