Amazon Is Marketing Facial Recognition Tech to Law Enforcement
At least two police departments in two different states are already using Rekognition, Amazon’s cloud-based service that can identify people in real time. In Orlando, police say they’re using the technology in conjunction with city-wide cameras to track people of interest. The ACLU called on CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling such technology to law enforcement, saying it contributes to “government surveillance infrastructure” that could potentially monitor and track protesters or law-abiding immigrants. Amazon responded that it requires all customers to comply with existing laws.