• Facial recognition moratorium receives bipartisan support in Congress

    1 month ago - By Venture Beat

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress plan legislation to address facial recognition software use by government.
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  • Amazon shareholders decline to halt sale of facial recognition systems to governments

    Amazon shareholders decline to halt sale of facial recognition systems to governments

    1 month ago - By Venture Beat

    Amazon shareholders rejected proposals to halt sale of its Rekognition facial recognition software to governments in a vote today.
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  • Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress

    Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban as concern grows in U.S. Congress

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.
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  • Amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government

    Amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Two shareholder proposals about Amazon's controversial facial recognition technology were voted down at the company's shareholder meeting on Wednesday.
    One proposal would have prevented the Seattle tech giant from selling the software to government agencies.
    The decision comes after civil rights advocates vocally opposed their opposition to government use of the technology.
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    Two proposals concerning Amazon's controversial facial recognition software failed to pass at the company's shareholders meeting on Wednesday, according to reports...
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  • Amazon shareholders reject proposal to ban facial recognition sales to governments

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    Amazon.com Inc shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit the company's facial recognition service, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
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  • Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition sale ban to governments

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers.
    The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week.
    The first proposal would have requested Amazon to limit the sale of its Rekognition technology to police, law enforcement and federal agencies. A second resolution would have demanded an independent human and civil rights review into the use of the technology.
    It followed accusations that the technology has bias and...
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