Wednesday February 26, 2020

Rekognition is watching (some of) you

Amazon’s facial recognition tool is really bad at tracking non-caucasians

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
24th May, 2018

The furore over Amazon being revealed to be selling its facial recognition tool Rekognition to law enforcement agencies has naturally and rightfully raised concerns over privacy and civil liberties. It just happens to not be doing anything new.

The technology has been around quite a while from companies even followers of this corner likely haven’t heard of. The difference now is Amazon entering the market has got people recognising the threats to civil liberties caused...

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