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Workers ask Amazon to stop selling facial recognition software to police

Friday 22 June 2018 | 15:15 CET | News
Amazon employees have called on the company stop selling facial recognition software and other services to the US government, reports The Verge. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and posted on the company's internal wiki, employees said they "refuse to contribute to tools that violate human rights," citing the mistreatment of refugees and immigrants by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the targeting of black activists by law enforcement. Amazon has been marketing and selling facial recognition software called Amazon Rekognition to law enforcement agencies since

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