‘A grave threat’: Amazon’s facial recognition system violates rights, U.S. civil liberties groups say

Several U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday complained that Amazon.com Inc’s real-time facial recognition system, Rekognition, is helping the government with surveillance targeting large crowds, violating civil and digital rights. “We demand that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure that poses a grave threat to customers and communities across the country,” several organizations, including…

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