Amazon’s logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. Photo: Reuters
Amazon’s logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech for a year amid George Floyd protests in US

  • Amazon has announced a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software as many protest law enforcement brutality against people of colour
  • The decision culminates a two-year battle between Amazon and civil liberties activists, who have argued that inaccurate matches could lead to unjust arrests

Amazon’s logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. Photo: Reuters
Amazon’s logo is seen at Amazon Japan's office building in Tokyo, Japan, August 8, 2016. Photo: Reuters
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