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Protesters in white jumpsuits with smartphones mounted on their heads scanned people's faces.

Facial-recognition protesters put smartphones on their heads to scan the faces of 13,000 Washington, DC, inhabitants

Three protesters dressed in white jumpsuits used Amazon's Rekognition software to scan unsuspecting people's faces.
Duron Harmon.

Patriots player Duron Harmon is speaking out after Amazon’s facial-recognition tech falsely matched him to a mugshot

Amazon's facial-recognition software falsely matched 27 professional athletes to mugshots in a law enforcement database.
Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos gives a thumbs up as he speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019.

Amazon wants Congress to regulate its facial-recognition technology, but with laws it drafted

Amazon will put forward drafts of laws to regulate facial recognition, which the company sells to police and private companies.
Bernie Sanders is making facial recognition part of his presidential campaign.

Bernie Sanders wants to completely ban cops using facial recognition tech from firms like Amazon

As part of a sweeping set of promises on criminal justice reform, Bernie Sanders says he will ban the use of facial recognition by police.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon adds fear detection and age ranges to its facial-recognition tech as the Border Patrol looks to award a $950 million contract

Amazon has been adding more features to its facial recognition technology and shrugging off growing protests about use of the tech by law enforcement.

Amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government

Two proposals over Amazon's facial recognition software, called Rekognition, failed to pass on Wednesday at the company's shareholders meeting.
Amazon's Rekognition software has come under heavy fire from civil rights groups.

‘We urge you to act’: The ACLU calls on Amazon investors to stop the firm selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

The ACLU published an open letter addressing Amazon investors ahead of the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.
Police in Washington County are allowed to run sketches of suspects through Amazon's facial recognition software.

A US police force is running suspect sketches through Amazon’s facial recognition tech and it could lead to wrongful arrests

Experts voiced concern that using sketches would increase error rates, which could lead to false matches.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Civil liberties organizations, academics, and Amazon employees have all protested against facial recognition software Rekognition.