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California Upgrades to Next Generation 9-1-1 with NGA 911
NGA 911 LLC announced it has partnered with California to replace an outdated 9-1-1 system with the Next Generation of 9-1-1. NGA 911 says this new state-of-the-art technology puts California at the forefront of emergency preparedness.
October 7, 2019
Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police
An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to police is wrong because "the product we’re selling is a flawed technology that reinforces existing bias."
October 18, 2018
Amazon Employees Join ACLU, Investors in Protest of Amazon’s Sale of Tech to Police
A group of Amazon employees have asked company executives to discontinue its sale of the company’s Rekognition facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
June 22, 2018
Balancing Privacy Rights and Facial Recognition Technology for Police
Disruptive technologies present challenges for everyone — police administrators included. But such technologies also carry significant benefits not only for police, but for the citizens they are sworn to protect.
June 21, 2018
ACLU Demands Amazon Stop Providing Facial Recognition Tool to Law Enforcement
In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is using the program to look for matches within its own database of booking mug shots, said Deputy Jeff Talbot. The department also confirms each match made through the Rekognition software by another method, he said.
May 23, 2018
Amazon Web Services Signs CJIS Agreement with the State of Colorado
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it has signed a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) agreement with the State of Colorado. Colorado is the latest CJIS agreement AWS has signed, on the heels of CJIS agreements with the California Department of Justice and the State of Minnesota.
June 17, 2016
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