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Surveillance state? Amazon selling facial recognition technology to govt ‘threatens freedom’

By ethan / May 22, 2018

Amazon’s powerful new facial recognition technology automates mass government surveillance and threatens individual freedom, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The online retail giant has begun selling the big brother-like technology, which it calls “Rekognition,” to law enforcement and local government authorities across the United States. The new service can identify, track and […]

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Facebook’s facial recognition tool faces class action suit over mishandling biometric data

By ethan / April 17, 2018

Facebook’s misuse of their users’ biometric information could potentially amount to billions of dollars in damages after a federal judge greenlighted an Illinois class action suit against the firm’s facial recognition feature. Facebook violated an Illinois state law by improperly using their photo-scanning and facial recognition technologies and storing biometric data without their users’ consent, […]

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