Amazon Pushing Rekognition Face Recognition to Police With Ring Partnerships: Report

Amazon is marketing its facial recognition software to Florida police departments that are currently partnered with its home surveillance company, Ring—arrangements that allow police to request access to video footage captured by homeowners. Emails uncovered by an ABC News investigative team in Tampa Bay (WFTS) reportedly show that Amazon has been pushing police departments to adopt its controversial face recognition software, Rekognition, while also helping them acquire access to footage taken by Ring’s doorbell cameras via its Neighbors app. Ring has repeatedly told reporters that neither its devices nor the law enforcement portal through which police request access to Ring footage use facial recognition. (“Ring does not use facial recognition technology,” a spokesperson told Gizmodo last month.) But Ring’s denials do not appear to rule out the possibility that police may, at some point, obtain doorbell footage and analyze the faces in it using a separate Amazon product. WFTS said it attempted multiple times to contact Ring, which was acquired by Amazon in 2018, in the week leading up to its report. The company did not respond. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberti...

There were no snow machines available, but that didn’t stop the pursuit of après-ski inspiration for our

There were no snow machines available, but that didn’t stop the pursuit of après-ski inspiration for our 2019 fall fashion shoot. Honey Hollow Ranch, a log cabin-esque wedding and special events venue resplendent with stone hearths and knotty pine, served as the moody mountainside backdrop for this annual C&I photoshoot. Located in North Texas, the secluded 53-acre Honey Hollow Ranch normally highlights its natural surroundings: green pastures, oak trees, rolling hills, a running creek — even the aptly named Sagebrush Café, which catered a gorgeous lunchtime spread to grateful photographers, stylists, models, and so on. However, to fulfill the sartorial vision for this fashion feature, focus shifted to the glowing, fireside interiors and lodge-like exteriors that also happen to evoke a cozy Colorado winter. ON HER: Chocolate buckstitch hat ($1,000), shortyshattery.com. Sioux poncho ($129.95), rhondastark.com. Hermoso antelope tote by Juan Antonio ($525), shopltrading.com. Western Rimrock pendant ($320), hyosilver.com. Squash blossom necklace by Turquoise Moon ($8,700), pintoranch.com. Kingman Navajo cuff ($2,700), perrynulltrading.com. Bisbee turquoise leather wrap bracelet ...