Artists, activists demand concert venues drop Amazon's palm-scanning tech | Engadget

The letter contributors are worried Amazon might send palm data to government agencies hoping to track activists and marginalized people, particularly in light of its past collaborations with police. The combined pressure might make life uncomfortable for palm scanning's backers, even if they ultimately decide to move forward.Please enter a valid email address The objectors have some support, though US senators are also worried Amazon might abuse palm data. The tech theoretically helps get people into a venue sooner, and might reassure concertgoers nervous about physical contact while the pandemic lingers. Concert operators may like Amazon's palm recognition system, but some performers and activists are less than thrilled. The digital rights group Fight for the Future is leading the initiative. There are no guarantees the letter will convince anyone to drop Amazon One.
Concert operators may like Amazon's palm recognition system, but some performers and activists are less than thrilled. A group of 200 artists and 30 rights groups has penned an open letter demanding … [+1430 chars]