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Brian Huseman, Amazon VP of public policy.

Amazon’s public policy exec got booed in a meeting with New York council members when he evaded a question about the company’s business wi...

Amazon has faced sharp criticism from the public — and employees as well — for selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement,
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, dismissed employees' concerns over its marketing of its facial-recognition technology to law-enforcement agencies.

Amazon’s cloud CEO just pooh-poohed employee concerns about selling its facial-recognition software to ICE and law enforcement

Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, largely dismissed employee worries about the use of Rekognition by law enforcement agencies.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon employees are reportedly gearing up to confront CEO Jeff Bezos at an all-staff meeting this week about selling facial recognition software to l...

Workers petitioned the Amazon CEO in the past to stop selling Rekognition software to police, but employees will reportedly ramp up pressure this week.

An Amazon staffer says over 450 employees wrote to Jeff Bezos demanding Amazon stop selling facial-recognition software to police

An anonymous Amazon employee demanded in a Medium post that Amazon stop selling its facial-recognition software, Rekognition, to police forces. The person said more than 450 Amazon staff members wrote to Jeff Bezos asking for the same thing a few weeks ago but hadn't heard back.

China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology isn’t nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition to create a vast surveillance state. But recent reports suggest the technology is not as ubiquitous or as useful as the government wants citizens to believe.

Google Chrome just enabled a feature that’s going to help make passwords obsolete

As part of its latest update, Google Chrome 67 will let desktop sites use biometric information (e.g. fingerprint) to log in from your smartphone. That means no more having to remember all of your passwords or using the same one twice.

Critics are calling out Facebook’s new ‘permission screens,’ saying they’re intentionally designed to be confusing

Critics are slamming Facebook for not giving users a clear choice, but instead employing user interface tricks to get people to give it permission.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook could have to pay ‘billions’ in damages in class action lawsuit over facial recognition

The Facebook feature makes it easier to tag friends in pictures.
Security cameras look out over Tiananmen Square before Tiananmen Gate.

One Chinese city is using facial-recognition that can help police detect and arrest criminals in as little as 2 minutes

The system can identify each person as well as people they meet regularly and everywhere they've been over the past week.