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Amazon bans police use of facial recognition technology for one year

  • Amazon said on Wednesday that it’s putting in place a one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition.
  • “We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge,” Amazon said in a statement.
  • On Monday, IBM said it was getting out of the facial recognition business.