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

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