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16 July 2018

Microsoft calls for govt. rules & laws to regulate facial recognition technology

Author: Brad Smith, Microsoft Blog

"Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility", 13 July 2018...

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12 July 2018

Amazon workers oppose sale of the co's technology to US immigration

Author: Anthony Cuthbertson, The Independent

"AMAZON WORKERS 'REFUSE' TO BUILD TECH FOR US IMMIGRATION, WARNING JEFF BEZOS OF IBM'S NAZI LEGACY", 22 June 2018...

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10 July 2018

Europe: Amazon workers to strike over working conditions & collective bargaining rights; co refutes allegations

Author: John Bonazzo, The Observer

Amazon’s European workforce is [...] taking action during the site’s biggest week of the year......

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9 July 2018

Facial analysis technology often recreates racial & gender bias, says researcher

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22 June 2018

Amazon shareholders ask company to stop selling facial recognition technology to governments following NGO warnings

Author: Jeremy White, The Independent

"Amazon shareholders demand company stop selling facial recognition technology to governments", 19 June 2018...

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20 June 2018

Shareholders & civil society groups urge Amazon to halt sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies

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19 June 2018

China: Investigation finds workers not paid legally at Foxconn's Hengyang plant, which produces Amazon products

"…A report from the New York-based China Labor Watch found that the Hengyang Foxconn plant in Hunan province, which primarily makes devices for Amazon, relies on temporary workers with a high turnover rate, pays them far less than the local average,...

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Company non-response
12 June 2018

Amazon non-response

Amazon was urged to disclose public bias testing data for its facial recognition software. We invited Amazon to respond; company didn't respond.

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12 June 2018

Amazon urged to disclose public bias testing data for its facial recognition software; co. didn't respond

"Amazon needs to come clean about racial bias in its algorithms", 23 May 2018...

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11 June 2018

Facebook says it has data-sharing partnerships with four Chinese electronics companies, which raises concern over users' privacy

"Facebook has data-sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese electronics companies, including a manufacturing giant that has a close relationship with China’s government, the social media company said on Tuesday. The agreements, which date to at...

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