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Shareholders ask Amazon to stop offering facial recognition software Rekognition

Friday 18 January 2019 | 10:00 CET | News
Amazon shareholders have sent an open letter highlighting the risks of facial recognition software, and have asked the company to stop offering its own facial recognition software tool Rekognition to government agencies until an evaluation using indepent evidence can be made, ensuring no violation of civil rights. About 450 Amazon employees have echoed the demand. Brian Brackeen, former CEO of facial recognition company Kairos, said, "Any company in this space that willingly hands [facial recognition] software over to a government, be it America or another nation's, is willfully endangering

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Categories: IT
Companies: Amazon / Google
Countries: World
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