Amazon is selling scary new facial recognition technology to law enforcement

Amazon has developed a powerful new facial recognition technology, reports ACLU NorCal. The service is called “Rekognition,” and it analyzes people in real time, quickly scanning information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces. It’s capable of recognizing up to 100 people in a single image, and the scary part is that Amazon markets the service to law enforcement and is actively helping governments deploy it.

How to avoid the Amazon Prime price hike this week

As most of you are probably aware of by now, Amazon Prime is going up in price this week. On Friday, Amazon is raising the subscription price of its popular Prime service from $99/year to $119/year. That’s not a huge bump, but for those wondering how to avoid the hike, iDB has you covered.