Amazon suspends police use of its facial recognition technology for one year

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But no mention of use by intelligence agencies, the military and other law enforcement bodies

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is pausing police use of Rekognition, the company's facial recognition software, for one year. In a statement, the e-commerce giant said that it is implemen...

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