Microsoft Holds Off On Facial Recognition for Police

Miguel Moreno
By Miguel Moreno
June 13, 2020USshare

Microsoft has joined several other companies in saying they won’t sell facial recognition technology to the police—at least not until Congress steps in to regulate its use.

The company is raising concerns over how the technology can be used by law enforcement to racially profile people.

So they’re calling on the federal government to regulate the software to prevent profiling.

But an online security watchdog says Microsoft is providing services to companies in China that are black-listed by the United States over links to the monitoring and persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

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