Amazon wrongly IDed 28 members of Congress, and they’re not happy about it
Seven members of the House of Representatives and one United States senator have now sent a second letter to Amazon's CEO, asking for more clarification about the company's use of facial-recognition technology.
Although two House members in the group sent a similar letter to CEO Jeff Bezos back in July, the larger group now says that Amazon "failed to provide sufficient answers" about its commercial facial-recognition program, known as Rekognition.
Prior to the July letter, the American Civil Liberties Union used the service in a demonstration of its inadequacy—the service falsely matched 28 members of Congress with mugshots.
The new letter, issued on Thursday, was signed by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.
), Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), among others.