After IBM and Amazon, Microsoft bans facial recognition sales to police

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Microsoft is banning facial recognition sales to police

Brad Smith, Microsoft President, says people's human rights needs to be protected as the technology is deployed

Microsoft has become the latest tech firm to bar the use of its facial recognition technology by police. At a Washington Post Live event on Thursday, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced tha...

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