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 March 21, 2019  Posted by  Featured News

Joe Cadillic writes:

For those of you that still hold onto to the idea that America will never follow in China’s Big Brother footsteps, I give you this disturbing story.

A recent CNet article revealed how the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in Oregon uses Amazon’s Rekognition software to identify shoplifters.

“The speedy investigation was made possible by Amazon’s Rekognition, facial recognition software that let the Washington County Sheriff’s Office create its own searchable database of county jail mugshots.”

An unnamed WCSO Deputy allegedly used Amazon’s Rekognition to search a 300,000 person mugshot database looking for a potential match.

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