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Amazon’s face ID tool mismatched 28 members of Congress to mug shots: ACLU

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A facial recognition tool that Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) sells to web developers wrongly identified 28 members of the U.S. Congress as police suspects, in a test conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the organization said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Amazon.com's logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoAmazon, in a response, said it took issue with the settings of its face ID tool during the test. The findings nonetheless highlight the risks that individuals could face if police use the technology in certain ways to catch criminals. Since May, the ACLU and…

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Amazon’s face ID tool mismatched 28 members of Congress to mugshots: ACLU

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A facial recognition tool that Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) sells to web developers wrongly identified 28 members of Congress as police suspects, in a test conducted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the organization said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Amazon.com's logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File PhotoAmazon, in a response, said it took issue with the settings of its face ID tool during the test. The findings nonetheless highlight the risks that individuals could face if police use the technology in certain ways to catch criminals. Since May, the ACLU and other civil…

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