Amazon Is Quietly Fighting Against a Sweeping Facial Recognition Ban in Portland

‘They’re hoping that they can stop it, and they can’t’

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In September, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said its public policy team was developing its own federal facial recognition legislation proposal.

The ACLU found in a study that Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress with faces of people who had been arrested for crimes.

Kate Kaye is an enterprise and investigative journalist who reports with words and audio. She lives in Portland, OR. Find her on Twitter at @KateKayeReports.

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