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Apr 15, 2019 3:16 PM 1+ week ago

Amazon shareholders to vote on selling facial recognition tech to government     - CNET

Amazon shareholders will vote next month on whether the company should sell its controversial facial recognition technology to governments.

The retail giant on Thursday said its annual shareholders meeting will be held on May 22. Among the items to be voted on is a shareholder proposal that would ban the sale of Amazon's Rekognition tech to government agencies unless "the board concludes, after an evaluation using independent evidence, that the technology does not cause or contribute to actual or potential violations of civil and human rights."

Civil liberties groups, members of Congress, Amazon employees and some shareholders have called on the company to stop selling its Reckognition software to government agencies. The program has been criticized for not being completely reliable ...

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