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

Two proposals over Amazon's facial recognition software, called Rekognition, failed to pass on Wednesday at the company's shareholders meeting.
Amazon's Rekognition software has come under heavy fire from civil rights groups.

‘We urge you to act’: The ACLU calls on Amazon investors to stop the firm selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

The ACLU published an open letter addressing Amazon investors ahead of the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.
Police in Washington County are allowed to run sketches of suspects through Amazon's facial recognition software.

A US police force is running suspect sketches through Amazon’s facial recognition tech and it could lead to wrongful arrests

Experts voiced concern that using sketches would increase error rates, which could lead to false matches.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon investors are cranking up the pressure on Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition tech to government agencies

Civil liberties organizations, academics, and Amazon employees have all protested against facial recognition software Rekognition.
Brian Huseman, Amazon VP of public policy.

Amazon’s public policy exec got booed in a meeting with New York council members when he evaded a question about the company’s business wi...

Amazon has faced sharp criticism from the public — and employees as well — for selling its facial recognition software to law enforcement,
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, dismissed employees' concerns over its marketing of its facial-recognition technology to law-enforcement agencies.

Amazon’s cloud CEO just pooh-poohed employee concerns about selling its facial-recognition software to ICE and law enforcement

Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, largely dismissed employee worries about the use of Rekognition by law enforcement agencies.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon employees are reportedly gearing up to confront CEO Jeff Bezos at an all-staff meeting this week about selling facial recognition software to l...

Workers petitioned the Amazon CEO in the past to stop selling Rekognition software to police, but employees will reportedly ramp up pressure this week.

An Amazon staffer says over 450 employees wrote to Jeff Bezos demanding Amazon stop selling facial-recognition software to police

An anonymous Amazon employee demanded in a Medium post that Amazon stop selling its facial-recognition software, Rekognition, to police forces. The person said more than 450 Amazon staff members wrote to Jeff Bezos asking for the same thing a few weeks ago but hadn't heard back.