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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Amazons Facial Recognition will Surveil

Overstated I think.   Its a natural and inevitable use of these technologies to make yourself and your family safer.  I have been using the Ring doorbell now for several years, and lately in a networked system, but without facial recognition.    Why not link that to law enforcement?

Amazon's Creepy Facial Recognition Doorbell Will Surveil Entire Neighborhood From People's Front Doors     via Tyler Durden

At first glance of Amazon’s new patent application, one would be tempted to think it no more than a built-in “smart” security system.

But no, this facial recognition surveillance doorbell does a lot more than record would-be thieves.
According to a new report, the patent application, made available in late November, would pair facial surveillance such as Rekognition, the product that Amazon is aggressively marketing to law enforcement, with Ring – a doorbell camera company that Amazon acquired in 2018.

CNN writes, “Amazon’s application says the process leads to safer, more connected neighborhoods, as well as better informed homeowners and law enforcement.”   ... " 

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