At Amazon, facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote


Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2.

4 per cent of votes were in favour of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon's "Rekognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5 per cent support. Amazon's sale of the technology to law enforcement in Oregon.....

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