• Amazon Employees Want Jeff Bezos to Stop Selling Rekognition to Law Enforcement, According to Report

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Amazon employees are asking CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling Rekognition facial recognition technology to law enforcement, and to kick the data mining company Palantir from Amazon Web Services, according from a report from Gizmodo.
    In the letter circulating the company, which was obtained by Gizmodo , employees wrote that they are “troubled by the recent report from the ACLU exposing our company's practice of selling AWS Rekognition, a powerful facial recognition technology, to police departments and government agencies.”
    Rekognition was released in 2016, and according to an Amazon blog post...
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  • More than 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition software to police

    More than 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition software to police

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon employees signed and sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos asking the company to stop selling facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies and to cease its business dealings with Palantir.
    The letter was signed by over 100 Amazon workers, including senior-level engineers, sources told Business Insider.
    You can read the full letter below.
    On Thursday, a group of Amazon employees sent a signed letter to CEO Jeff Bezos calling on the company to stop selling a sophisticated facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
    Business Insider has learned that more than 100...
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