Amazon mobile application development companies in Denver may be using facial recognition software to verify the identity of online sellers, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.
The news outlet reported that an individual based in Vietnam who sells goods through the retail giant was prompted to record a five-second video of his face in order to sign up for a seller profile.
Consultants told BuzzFeed that the process may reflect a push for Amazon mobile application development companies in Denver CO to use facial recognition software to prevent the creation of duplicate seller profiles, which would cut down on fake accounts.
with an option to decline submitting a video of his face in signing up for a profile.
Facial recognition technology has drawn scrutiny for its reported use at Amazon and other tech companies.
A group of Amazon mobile application development Denver shareholders filed a resolution last month to block the company from selling its facial recognition software, known as Rekognition, to government entities until the company’s board looks into its potential uses and confirms it would not violate civil or privacy rights. Read more