ACLU pushes Amazon shareholders to vote for facial-recognition ban

From CNET: The American Civil Liberties Union is keeping up its pressure against Amazon's practice of selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement.

Two days ahead of Amazon's annual shareholder meeting, the civil rights group sent out a letter imploring the company's shareholders to vote on two shareholder proposals that could curb the use of the tech company's Rekognition software.

"Without shareholder action, Amazon may soon become known more for its role in facilitating pervasive government surveillance than for its consumer retail operations," the letter stated.

The proposals call for the company to ban its sale of Rekognition to law enforcement and for Amazon to study its use by police.

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