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The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

The FBI is piloting Amazon’s facial matching software—Amazon Rekognition—as a means to sift through mountains of video surveillance footage the agency routinely collects during investigations. The pilot kicked off in early 2018 following a string of high-profile counterterrorism investigations that tested the limits of the FBI’s technological capabilities, according to FBI officials. For example, in the 2017 mass shooting in

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“Kill Your Foster Parents”: Amazon’s Alexa Talks Murder, Sex

Amazon’s Alexa is shocking its owners with conversations about sex acts, dog defecation, with one device telling a customer to “kill your foster parents.” These outbursts are allegedly “episodes” that are meant to make the device a better communicator, according to Reuters: The episodes, previously unreported, arise from Amazon.com Inc’s strategy to make Alexa a better communicator. New research is

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Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon’s Secret Cloud After Protest

For the first time, the Defense Department will begin moving classified data and applications to Amazon Web Services’ Secret Region—the same cloud environment developed for the CIA and intelligence community several years ago. U.S. Transportation Command—the part of the department responsible for moving troops and equipment around the globe—announced its intentto make use of AWS’ Classified Secret Commercial Cloud Services

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Inside Amazon’s Giant Spheres, Where Workers Chill in a Mini Rainforest

Three years ago, Amazon.com Inc.‘s horticulturalist was giving Jeff Bezos a preview of what the company’s three plant-filled spheres—the centerpiece of its $4 billion downtown Seattle office project—would look like on opening day. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-26/inside-amazon-s-giant-spheres-where-workers-chill-in-a-mini-rainforest

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