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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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To: Responsibility2nd

You can’t overthrow Bezos as an overlord. And he has a file on everyone.


21 posted on 05/23/2018 2:26:18 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: Responsibility2nd

I’d sooner trust Bezos ...

Better for the states to purchase the recognition software from Beezzzos than the Chicoms.

There were news articles out about Chinese SW picking a single face from a large crowd.
Maybe they found the SW in recycled junk sent to China?
Or laying on the sidewalk?
Or something?


22 posted on 05/23/2018 2:29:47 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

They’re in the same bed.

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THAT is a valid point. Bezoz and his Washington Compost is as slimy a swamp rat as one can get.


23 posted on 05/23/2018 2:35:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: a fool in paradise

You can’t overthrow Bezos as an overlord. And he has a file on everyone.

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True dat. And besides, what does Bezos or the gubmint need facial recognition technology for?

They already have millions of morons allowing Alexa full and complete 24/7 access into every aspect of their personal lives anyway.


24 posted on 05/23/2018 2:38:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: BenLurkin

Take a post it and cover your home computer camera.
Scary stuff.


25 posted on 05/23/2018 2:40:28 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: Responsibility2nd

26 posted on 05/23/2018 2:47:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: BenLurkin
But according to this recent report the technology just does not work in over 90% of cases.

This from an article on Breitbart News

"Figures revealed in response to Freedom of Information requests by the group, show that for London’s Metropolitan Police, 98 per cent of “matches” identified by the technology were wrong, the figure standing at 91 per cent for South Wales Police."

Police Urged to Drop Facial Recognition Software, Wrong in 90 Per Cent of Cases

27 posted on 05/23/2018 2:52:33 PM PDT by protest1
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To: Responsibility2nd

The more the government gets its hands on it, the more endangered are we all, imho.


28 posted on 05/23/2018 2:55:39 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: protest1

lolol

I wonder if the computer technology comes back with an error code. Code 200-315.

Meaning “They all look alike to me.”


29 posted on 05/23/2018 2:56:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: BenLurkin

I think regular people ought to be able to have this then.

Make sure we are able to identify the govt thugs and bureaucrats that cause us trouble.


30 posted on 05/23/2018 6:36:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

The American (?) Criminal Liberties Union opposes all law enforcement. But most of US oppose being spied upon. Hate agreeing with those commie b@$t@rd$, about anything!


31 posted on 05/24/2018 7:26:10 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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