Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon suspends police use of facial recognition software for one year

by • 4 weeks ago

Amazon's Rekognition service, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies, has been discontinued for one year while the company waits for federal guidance on the technology's "ethical use."

North Carolina launches cybersecurity training program for veterans

by • 2 years ago

The state is partnering with Cisco and other tech firms to offer free training to former military members pursuing cybersecurity careers.

Industry partnership takes aim at obstacles agencies face in cloud migration

by • 2 years ago

Cloud experts discuss how the VMware and Amazon Web Services partnership will streamline migration to cloud for state and local government agencies.

Orlando police are testing Amazon's facial recognition software again

by • 2 years ago

Privacy advocates continue to criticize the city's exploration of Amazon's Rekognition platform, which has resumed less than two weeks after the end of a controversial pilot.

AWS announces winners of annual 'City on a Cloud' competition

by • 2 years ago

Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Asheville, North Carolina, are among the cities that were awarded for their creative uses of Amazon's cloud-computing platform.

AWS names 2018 'City on a Cloud' competition finalists

by • 2 years ago

The winners will collectively receive 50,000 in Amazon Web Services credits.

ACLU criticizes cities and states buying facial-recognition software from Amazon

by • 2 years ago

"Facial recognition in American communities threatens freedom," the organization says of Amazon's Rekognition platform.

LA County contractor joins list of cloud users found to have lax security settings

by • 2 years ago

Millions of telephone call logs, including some residents' home addresses and Social Security numbers, were left accessible.

The next generation of flood monitoring is being built in Southeastern Virginia

by • 2 years ago

Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach are among the cities testing sensor stations that will allow predictive alerts.