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Law Enforcement Agencies Using Amazonís Face Recognition Technology
cbs2la ^ | 05/23/2018

Posted on 05/23/2018 1:49:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Amazon has handed over new technology to law enforcement that can identify faces in the crowd. Two states are already using it.

The ACLU, along with dozens of other groups nationwide, just sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding that the company stop providing the technology to government agencies.

“With the evolution of technology, so comes the evolution of forensics,” says Kpix 5 Security Analyst Jeff Harp.

He compares this technology to license plate readers which have been installed in many Bay Area cities. These have also drawn opposition from the ACLU.

“If we use this technology in public places you’ll find people you’re looking for — might even find lost children,” he says.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 05/23/2018 1:49:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Wtf is amazon doing with such technology?


2 posted on 05/23/2018 1:51:40 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: BenLurkin

ACLU is okay with Amazon using it, just not sharing it with the government.

Big Brother can be a globalist corporation that replaces the state. Your rights of privacy are still compromising and trafficked. Amazon does not have my safety at heart, at least the state ‘may’.


3 posted on 05/23/2018 1:56:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: faithhopecharity

Facebook is doing it too. They are all datamining instafram and the www before it is prohibited. Billions of photos have been indexed.

ACLU didn’t care.


4 posted on 05/23/2018 1:58:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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To: BenLurkin

Put a camera at the entrance to every Trump rally. Run it against the face recognition technology. Store the results in the CIA cloud Amazon was given a $600 million contract for.

The computer requirements for this would be trivial.


5 posted on 05/23/2018 1:59:05 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: BenLurkin

If they have it,I want it also.


6 posted on 05/23/2018 2:00:03 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: BenLurkin

The ACLU can stuff it up their Obama-holes.

This technology is just a high tech memory tool. That God gave us some 10,000 years ago.


7 posted on 05/23/2018 2:01:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: faithhopecharity

Wtf is amazon doing with such technology?

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Can you tell me why Amazon should not have cutting edge technology? I know you won’t tell me that the State should take it away from them. For their own good, of course.


8 posted on 05/23/2018 2:03:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: a fool in paradise

Amazon does not have my safety at heart, at least the state ‘may’.

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I cannot believe what I’m reading here.

I’d sooner trust Bezos who has a financial interest here with this technology than the corrupt Big Brother Deep State government who could care less about our ‘safety’.


9 posted on 05/23/2018 2:06:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: faithhopecharity
WTF is amazon doing with such technology

I think FB has it, too. Amazon's getting more than a little creepy. With Alexis hooked up, they can hear everything you say, even if it's turned off. They can also see everything you do? What invades everyone's privacy is Google maps. The 3D side views give great detail to ones property.

My computer is in an enclosed porch, hooked up to nothing else. There's even (this is dumb luck) a separate electric connection to this room. No cable TV, no Alexis or any other hookup to technology.

We really don't have any privacy left anymore.

10 posted on 05/23/2018 2:07:57 PM PDT by grania (President Trump, stop believing the Masters of War!)
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To: BenLurkin; raygunfan; Gamecock; Larry Lucido; KC_Lion; FredZarguna; PROCON; RushIsMyTeddyBear; ...

But it’s a soft, comfy boot on the neck and face.

Comfortable, cool, stylish, proletariat mayhem and fashion sense combined.

Men’s and Women’s sizes 4-13. $64.99 @ J. Peterman’s.


11 posted on 05/23/2018 2:08:12 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Responsibility2nd

before we get to taking it away, the first question remains... just what are they doing with it?


12 posted on 05/23/2018 2:09:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: BenLurkin

The facial recognition of our plain Jane Androids combined with Google Search is amazingly accurate re power ability to sort the pics by face and location.

Amazon Photos upped the Ante last year with family and friends photos adding zip codes where the pics/videos were taken. This is added to your Amazon Cloud Pic account.

Not quite a year ago, I took a picture of our grand son fishing in our river using the wifi of a local business.

I did not add it to Google places/whatever. Google did. In less than a year, I got over a 1000 likes on a pic that I didn’t submit to Google.

Two summers ago a BLM/NFL thug drove his foreign and expensive convertible through a cross walk with pedestrians in the cross walk. One of the pedestrians stepped aside and hit the car with his fist. The thug stopped his car and started to get out.

Several people had their smart phones out taking pictures/videos of the thug. One of the guys taking pictures told the thug that he was now on Apple pictures, google pics and Amazon’s cloud. If he had a brain, he would apologize, get back in his car and leave. The thug apologized, got into his car and left.

If we have this much photo power with our smart phones, how powerful is the Amazon system?


13 posted on 05/23/2018 2:10:36 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Democrats are having trouble with their MAMA campaign, (Make America Mexico Again), versus MAGA!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Large sunglasses will become a necessary fashion accessory specifically for this reason.


14 posted on 05/23/2018 2:10:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

So the real question is: How do ‘we’ respond?
And we DO need to respond.
How do we kill this before it becomes unkillable?


15 posted on 05/23/2018 2:14:22 PM PDT by glasseye ("24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." ~ H. L. Mencken)
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To: a fool in paradise

Enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. WTF, we are are here.


16 posted on 05/23/2018 2:16:50 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: faithhopecharity

just what are they doing with it?

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Whatever they want to, I imagine. Like it or not, Billion dollar orgs like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Tesla and so on have created the mechanics like Face Recognition Technology and thousands of other time saving and money saving efficient technologies.

Now whether this facial recognition is good or bad - it must be weighed in the overall context of a Free Market Society creating new and better technologies.

Or a Brave New World.

Time will tell.


17 posted on 05/23/2018 2:16:51 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: BenLurkin

The facial recognition of our plain Jane Androids combined with Google Search is amazingly accurate re power ability to sort the pics by face and location.

Amazon Photos upped the Ante last year with family and friends photos adding zip codes where the pics/videos were taken. This is added automatically to your Amazon Cloud Pic account.

Not quite a year ago, I took a picture of our grand son fishing in a river using the wifi of a local business send the pic to his parents.

I did not add it to Google places/whatever. Google did. In less than a year, I got over a 1000 likes on a pic that I didn’t submit to Google.

Two summers ago, a BLM/NFL thug drove his foreign and expensive convertible through a cross walk with pedestrians in the cross walk. One of the pedestrians stepped aside and hit the car with his fist. The thug stopped his car and started to get out.

Several people had their smart phones out taking pictures/videos of the thug. One of the guys taking pictures told the thug that, he was now on Apple pictures, google pics and Amazon’s cloud. If he had a brain, he would apologize, get back in his car and leave. The thug apologized, got into his car and left.

If we have this much photo power with our smart phones, how powerful is the Amazon system?

Apparently, the Outdoor Nest Security Cameras are solving a lot of outdoor thefts of Amazon and other deliveries with their very clear videos and local police followup.


18 posted on 05/23/2018 2:18:45 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Democrats are having trouble with their MAMA campaign, (Make America Mexico Again), versus MAGA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They’re in the same bed.


19 posted on 05/23/2018 2:21:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Responsibility2nd
Amen, I would add state and local governments's use of this system!

I’d sooner trust Bezos who has a financial interest here with this technology than the corrupt Big Brother Deep State government who could care less about our ‘safety’.

20 posted on 05/23/2018 2:21:25 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Democrats are having trouble with their MAMA campaign, (Make America Mexico Again), versus MAGA!)
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