by Peter Asaro, Kelly Gates, Woodrow Hartzog, Lilly Irani, Evan Selinger and Lucy Suchman @Guardian Opinion
Amazon (亞馬遜) 正利用自己的 AWS 平臺提供政府和執法機關面部識別技術 (Amazon Rekognition)，由於此產品在沒有任何公衆參與和法規審查的情況下，可能對個人隱私以及基本人權造成嚴重侵害，包含 Amazon 的股東、員工、人權組織等團體都表達了 Amazon 不該提供政府監控技術的訴求。
Amazon should not have free rein to develop and profit from new surveillance technologies without regard for their effects on civil liberties and human rights. Acquiescing to the technological and economic imperatives of these companies places our democracy on precarious footing.
Amazon 和其他公司都在努力遊說政府，試圖維持一個幾乎沒有監管的市場，其主張是公共法規永遠跟不上技術的進步。但如果真的是這樣，那這些公司就必須自行負擔起在 “一切符合法規” 這個標準之上更多的道德和公共責任：
Public policy, the claim goes, cannot keep pace with innovation. If they believe this assertion, then these companies cannot in good faith claim that their responsibilities are limited to securing the assurance that customers abide by established policies and laws.
The threat that such a massive, automated surveillance apparatus poses to society far outweighs the security benefits it could provide. At the very least, it would require an equally vast system for oversight, transparency and public input, one that neither Amazon nor any government agency has even begun to develop.
As workers at Amazon explained in a letter to Jeff Bezos, there is no need to wait and see if the police or government agencies will abuse the technology. It is already clear that ubiquitous, automated facial recognition is well suited for discriminating against people of color, targeting political activists, and otherwise supporting militaristic and authoritarian modes of government.
Most people using home shopping devices would be surprised to discover that the technology could easily be archiving their faces for use in police databases.