CNBC and other outlets are reporting that Amazon is planning to install artificial intelligence enabled cameras on its fleet of thousands of delivery vans, monitoring and recording 100% of the time when vehicles are in motion.
In response, Fight for the Future launched a campaign calling on Amazon to halt the program, which they openly admit could be used for law enforcement surveillance and to investigate minor crimes like package theft. In case they take them down, here’s a link to internal training videos that Amazon is circulating to their drivers about the program on Twitter here:
A quote from Evan Greer, Deputy Director of Fight for the Future (she/her):
This surveillance program is especially disturbing in light of AWS’ Andy Jassy becoming Amazon’s new CEO. He has been a staunch defender of Amazon’s surveillance products, including their controversial Rekognition facial recognition software.