Amazon doubles down on face surveillance, files patent for scary new tech
A new patent application filed by Amazon could enable the kind of dystopian face tracking envisioned in the movies and sci-fi books, where thousands of cameras are linked to track one person as they move through a city. The patent application, published last week, shows that instead of listening to widespread concern about its sale of face surveillance product Rekognition to law enforcement, Amazon is working hard behind the scenes to seamlessly integrate face tracking into networked surveillance systems, making the tracking more effective for law enforcement—and therefore more threatening to civil rights and civil liberties.
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