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Privacy advocates have issues with Amazon's facial recognition being used by policeAmazon's "Rekognition" claims it can match hundreds of faces in seconds -- and it's being sold to police. CNET's 3:59 podcast team discusses the controversy.
Amazon is selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement. Something that has raised concerns with the ACLU. Alfred tell us a little bit more about this. So this is Amazon's facial recognition program that it calls Rekognition with a K. It's very inspiring. Ooh Laa Laa But they've used it in amusement parks too to help like. Find lost children, right? Yeah. Parents find their lost kids or anything like that but there's concerns about this technology being used by police departments mostly because they obviously have way more resources than your local six Flags like Disneyland would have Right and they're worried that they could get abused, and they would track protesters or suspicious activity, that kind of thing. But in general, is facial recognition software something that people should be worried about? I mean yeah, facial recognition software and police is something that has been available for a pretty long time now. But privacy advocates and just people concerned with technology failures have always raised issues with that. One of the bigger arguments is that facial recognition is not 100% right all the time, and if you're relying on this to solve crimes, it does have a lot of dire consequences if it has even a 1% error rate.