Monday, June 18, 2018

Amazon Shareholders Call for Jeff Bezos to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Police



On Friday, 20 groups of Amazon shareholders sent CEO Jeff Bezos a letter pressuring him to stop selling the company’s face recognition software to law enforcement, CNN reports. Called Rekognition, the software came under greater scrutiny last month when the ACLU published revealing internal documents related to its use by police. Numerous civil rights organizations co-signed a letter demanding Amazon stop assisting government surveillance, and several members of Congress have expressed concerns about the partnerships.

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-shareholders-call-for-jeff-bezos-to-stop-selling-1826920326?

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