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Coalition Pressures Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to Keep Facial Recognition Surveillance Away From Government

7 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

A coalition of more than 85 activist groups sent letters to Microsoft , Amazon , and Google pressuring them not to sell their facial surveillance technology to the government.
In its letters sent Jan. 15, the coalition-which comprises groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, National Lawyers Guild chapters, and Freedom of the Press Foundation-warned the companies that a decision to supply government with the technology "threatens the safety of community members and will also undermine public trust." That's because facial recognition software gives the government the power to...
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