Jacob Snow

Jacob Snow

Jacob Snow is an attorney with the ACLU of Northern California.

Articles by this author

These systems threaten to further entangle people with law enforcement, ripping families apart and increasing the likelihood of racially biased police violence. (Photo: Amazon) Views
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Amazon’s Disturbing Plan to Add Face Surveillance to Your Front Door
Recently, a patent application from Amazon became public that would pair face surveillance — like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement — with Ring, a doorbell camera company that Amazon bought earlier this year. While...
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"People of color are already disproportionately harmed by police practices, and it’s easy to see how Rekognition could exacerbate that." (Photo: ACLU)  Views
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots
Amazon’s face surveillance technology is the target of growing opposition nationwide, and today, there are 28 more causes for concern. In a test the ACLU recently conducted of the facial recognition tool, called “Rekognition,” the software incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress, identifying...
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