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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Amazon.com will continue to sell facial recognition technology to government and law enforcement agencies after the shareholders rejected two proposals that would have asked the company not to sell face recognition technology to its government customers, a report by TechCrunch said.

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The first proposal asked Amazon to limit the sale of its own technology to police, law enforcement agencies and federal agencies, while the latter called for an independent review of human rights and civil rights in the use of technology.

According to the Daily Mail, the exact details of the vote are still unclear. According to the Amazon representative, they will only be made available through the Securities and Exchange Commission SEC Later this week.

However, in order for the shareholders’ proposal to be passed, approval must be obtained at least 50 per cent. However, if a vote of 3 per cent or more of the members of the board is to be voted upon, the proposal can be reintroduced.

Amazon’s vote comes amid rising scrutiny over the company’s face recognition program, dubbed “Recognition“, Which found its way into the hands of law enforcement agencies and governments across the country.

Read also: Bezos divorce spark worries among Amazon investors

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Zubair Yaqoob
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The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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