Amazon’s Facial Recognition Fans Big Brother Fears

Amazon.com Inc. found itself thrust into the contentious issue of government surveillance on Tuesday after dozens of civil-rights organizations called on the tech giant to stop selling its facial-recognition technology to law-enforcement organizations.

The retail giant has been selling the technology as a means to help authorities identify suspects in surveillance footage, according to documents the American Civil Liberties Union obtained from police departments through public-records requests.

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