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 Bezos to 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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