Amazon & Jeff Bezos Under Fire for “Powering a Government Surveillance Infrastructure”

Amazon premiered its image recognition service, Rekognition, in late 2016, part of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing package. It then began promoting the technology to law enforcement agencies, claiming that Rekognition could aid in criminal investigations by automatically identifying suspect’s faces in photographs. Though its proponents support the service’s crime-fighting capabilities, critics assert that the […]

A Facebook Cryptocurrency Could Be in the Works

Facebook might be getting into cryptocurrency in the future. According to a newly-published report from Cheddar, the social media giant is currently “exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency,” using a newly-formed team to spearhead the initiative. One of Cheddar‘s sources revealed that they were “very serious” about the maneuver, and a Facebook representative previously explained to the […]