While police might be able to videotape public demonstrations, face recognition is not merely an extension of photography but a biometric measurement — more akin to police walking through a demonstration and demanding identification from everyone there. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Such technology has been touted as a way to prevent shoplifting. The bills lack some of the limits suggested in the relevant explanatory memorandum and the October agreement between federal, state and territory governments to create the system, he added. According to the documents, Amazon asked the county to tout its experience with Rekognition to other public sector customers, including a manufacturer of body cameras.
Optus to close Virgin Mobile stores by end of June. Learn more and compare subscriptions. Facial recognition technology will likely lead to more collaboration between police and retailers, said Scharg. The researchers drew from open-source intelligence over a period of months. The center is one of nine in Germany. In any case, both retailers and law enforcement are likely to make greater use of facial recognition technology as it grows more powerful and less expensive.
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Microsoft and Google have similar facial-recognition technology. Another concern with Rekognition is that it comes from Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, which also happens to be staking a claim in smart homes through voice assistants and cloud cameras. By posting your comment you agree to our house rules. This story originally said that Gresham Police bought facial recognition software from Amazon. Student sues her ex-boyfriend and his Florida fraternity
Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Amazon's technology isn't that different from what face recognition companies are already selling to law enforcement agencies. The emails also show Amazon has marketed consulting services to law enforcement as well. US Show more US links. Privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to 'easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone'. For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT's trusted, award-winning business news. The online retail giant has been caught providing facial recognition technology to law enforcement in Oregon and Orlando, according to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union through a Freedom of Information Act Request.