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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."

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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.

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.

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.

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.