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Congressman calls out Amazon’s ‘performative’ facial-recognition moratorium

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Congressman calls out Amazon's 'performative' facial-recognition moratoriumSometimes, you just have to call BS.

That appears to be the thinking of California Congressman Jimmy Gomez, who on June 17 shared a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding specifics on his company’s supposed year-long moratorium on providing its facial-recognition tools to police. Because when it comes to Amazon’s big June 10 announcement, sadly there is no there there. 

Lest we forget, earlier this month Amazon attempted to make waves by claiming it would cease providing Rekognition to police for a year. Importantly, as Mashable and Amazon critics pointed out at the time, the pledge was a half-measure troublingly lacking in specifics.  Read more…

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