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May 31, 2018
Data weapons Data governance Political education

Amazon is selling facial recognition software to the police - here’s why it matters.

In a country where we’re still trying to end the dangerous culture of racial profiling - from Starbucks to student lounges to public spaces - we won’t allow one of the biggest tech companies to use their immense resources to fuel the incarceration machine.

Facial recognition software is most likely to be used on the very people it’s most likely to misidentify - Black people. Yeshi Milner explains why we should be worried that Amazon has been secretly supplying police with the most advanced facial recognition software on the market.