Amazon has contemplated adding a facial recognition feature to its Ring doorbell cameras, the company revealed in a response to US Senator Ed Markey. In a letter to the Senator, Amazon said that facial recognition on Ring’s cameras is a “contemplated, but unreleased feature”. “Amazon is not doing enough to ensure that its products and practices do not run afoul of our civil liberties,” Markey said in a statement. Amazon had acquired Ring last year for a billion dollars. Ring's parent, Amazon, has a face recognition system called Rekognition, which is already being licensed by law enforcement agencies. The company is also creating a database of suspicious people using the same tech. An addition of face recognition to Ring's cameras could potentially prove detrimental to its users. Police can access footage more than a month old, no information on data sharing: Amazon said that police can ask…
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