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Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2 per cent of shareholder vote

Some 2.4per cent of votes were in favour of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon`s "Recognition" service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5..
Zee News - Published

About a fifth of Amazon’s ownership wanted climate report; few would ban facial recognition tech sales

In 2012, the last time a climate proposal went before Amazon shareholders, 15% of outstanding and entitled shares were voted in favor.
Seattle Times - Published

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Despite Growing Concern, Amazon Shareholders Reject Limits to Facial Recognition System [Video]Despite Growing Concern, Amazon Shareholders Reject Limits to Facial Recognition System

Amazon shareholders rejected two proposals that would put limitations on its ability to sell facial recognition software, despite growing concern over the technology from the government and civil..

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Tech Report 05232019 [Video]Tech Report 05232019

Tech Report on 41 Today

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Racial Bias In Facial Recognition Technology [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Racial Bias In Facial Recognition Technology

At a congressional hearing, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tackled how the use of facial recognition technology can “exacerbate” racial bias in the criminal justice system.

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Amazon will continue to sell facial recognition software [Video]Amazon will continue to sell facial recognition software

Amazon won the right to continue to sell controversial facial recognition software.

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Amazon Will Continue To Sell Facial Recognition Software [Video]Amazon Will Continue To Sell Facial Recognition Software

Amazon won the right to continue to sell controversial facial recognition software. Two shareholder proposals about the software were voted down at the company's shareholder meeting on Wednesday. One..

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Amazon shareholders reject proposal regarding facial recognition [Video]Amazon shareholders reject proposal regarding facial recognition

Amazon announced that its shareholders rejected the proposal to curb and audit its facial recognition service. According to Reuters, there is bipartisan support in Congress to one day regulate the..

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Jeff Bezos did not appear on stage during shareholder meeting [Video]Jeff Bezos did not appear on stage during shareholder meeting

During Amazon’s shareholder meeting, employees and investors voted on two proposals that failed to pass. One was banning the selling of facial recognition technology and the other was addressing..

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AOC: Facial Recognition Bad, Abortion Good [Video]AOC: Facial Recognition Bad, Abortion Good

AOC: Facial Recognition Bad, Abortion Good

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Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban [Video]Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban

Amazon on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the..

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Facial recognition usage brings privacy concerns [Video]Facial recognition usage brings privacy concerns

San Diegans could soon be using just their faces to board a plane, a cruise ship or get into a rock concert.

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Jeff Bezos Did Not Appear On Stage During Shareholder Meeting [Video]Jeff Bezos Did Not Appear On Stage During Shareholder Meeting

During Amazon’s shareholder meeting, employees and investors voted on two proposals that failed to pass. One was banning the selling of facial recognition technology and the other was addressing..

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Amazon Shareholders Reject Proposal Regarding Facial Recognition [Video]Amazon Shareholders Reject Proposal Regarding Facial Recognition

Amazon announced that its shareholders rejected the proposal to curb and audit its facial recognition service. According to Reuters, there is bipartisan support in Congress to one day regulate the..

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Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology [Video]Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology

Shareholders will vote on whether Amazon’s sales of its facial recognition technology to governments threatens civil rights at the tech giant's annual meeting in Seattle on Wednesday. Chris Dignam.

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Woody Harrelson's photo used to catch a thief? [Video]Woody Harrelson's photo used to catch a thief?

Did NYPD use a picture of actor Woody Harrelson to catch a thief using facial recognition software?

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Woody Harrelson's photo used to catch a thief? [Video]Woody Harrelson's photo used to catch a thief?

Did NYPD use a picture of actor Woody Harrelson to catch a thief using facial recognition software?

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U.S. blacklisting of Huawei slams chip stocks [Video]U.S. blacklisting of Huawei slams chip stocks

Shares of U.S. and European chipmakers got hammered Monday amid worries the suppliers of Huawei Technologies may suspend shipments to the Chinese telecom giant. Fred Katayama reports.

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China claims social credit system will 'restore trust' [Video]China claims social credit system will 'restore trust'

A report from China's National Development and Reform Commission published in the Global Times states that authorities are developing security regulations over privacy leak concerns.

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How Celeb Faces Help NYPD's Facial Recognition Technology [Video]How Celeb Faces Help NYPD's Facial Recognition Technology

CBS2's Alice Gainer has the latest on how celebrity faces play a role in the NYPD's facial recognition technology.

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NYPD Use Of Celebrity Lookalike Photos In Facial Recognition Criticized [Video]NYPD Use Of Celebrity Lookalike Photos In Facial Recognition Criticized

The NYPD is facing criticism over its use of celebrity photos in facial recognition practices. A report shows police have used photos of Hollywood stars and even a Knicks player to help track suspects...

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Facial Recognition: What You Should Know [Video]Facial Recognition: What You Should Know

Campaigners have branded facial recognition technology as invasive and inaccurate. They say it is a tool for mass surveillance and disastrous policing. They are calling for an overhaul of the..

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NYPD Under Fire Over Facial Recognition [Video]NYPD Under Fire Over Facial Recognition

The NYPD is facing controversy over the use of celebrity photos in facial recognition software used as a tool to help capture suspects. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas has the details.

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San Fran picks privacy over surveillance tech [Video]San Fran picks privacy over surveillance tech

Surveillance technology is advancing and spreading to cities around the world, but San Francisco, a major tech hub, has actually moved to slow its roll. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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Digital Trends Live - 5.15.19 - San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology + Bezos Thinks A Trillion People Can Live In Sp [Video]Digital Trends Live - 5.15.19 - San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology + Bezos Thinks A Trillion People Can Live In Sp

On today's episode: The S.F. Board of Supervisors voted to ban facial recognition technology, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a departure from the company's past, Amazon's new air-cargo hub, Uber has a new mode..

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Tech Report 05152019 [Video]Tech Report 05152019

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Fox News report on San Francisco technology ban [Video]Fox News report on San Francisco technology ban

Critics also question the damage the ban could cause to law enforcement. Speaking with Fox News, Jeff Talbot of the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon pointed out that facial..

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iPhone XS Max vs. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus earlier this month unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, which offers multiple attractive and unique features along with an affordable price tag. MacRumors videographer..
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Privacy advocates criticize Amazon "Rekognition"

Amazon rejected two proposals at its annual shareholders meeting that would regulate its "Rekognition" software. The meeting came as lawmakers in Washington blasted facial recognition technology for..
CBS News - Published

China's technological controls keep Christians under constant surveillance

Beijing, China, May 23, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approaches, the Chinese Communist Party is utilizing authoritarian tactics old and new to crack..
CNA - Published

Here are the Huawei products at risk thanks to Trump's ban and the brewing tech Cold War

here are the huawei products at risk thanks to trump's ban and the brewing tech cold war
· Huawei's placement on the US government's trade blacklist will likely require the Chinese tech giant to rethink the way it develops key products across its smartphone, laptop, and wearable..
Business Insider - Published

A dazzling new photo series gives a rare glimpse inside Huawei's surreal Shenzen campus

a dazzling new photo series gives a rare glimpse inside huawei's surreal shenzen campus
· *Chinese tech giant Huawei has become the focus of a geopolitical flashpoint in US-China relations.* · *At a delicate time for the company, Getty photographer Kevin Frayer was given privileged..
Business Insider - Published

10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. *UK chipmaker ARM told staff to suspend business with Huawei, according to an internal memo seen by the BBC.* The move could..
Business Insider - Published

Jeff Bezos blew off Amazon employees' proposal at the shareholder's meeting and they were miffed: 'This is not the kind of leadership we need' (AMZN)

jeff bezos blew off amazon employees' proposal at the shareholder's meeting and they were miffed: 'this is not the kind of leadership we need' (amzn)
· Nearly 8,000 employees have signed an open letter asking Amazon to commit to become a climate-change leader instead of a climate change contributor. · They expected to present their ideas directly..
Business Insider - Published

Amazon rejects facial recognition, climate change proposals

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Amazon shareholders reject banning sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement

Amazon shareholders rejected two proposals to limit sales of its facial recognition technology "Rekognition" to governments and law enforcement.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •TechCrunch

Congress agrees: It's time to regulate facial recognition technology

The first in a series of congressional hearings on [INS: facial recognition :INS] technology took place on Wednesday, and it brought about a rare occurrence in Washington: agreement between Democrats..
Mashable - Published

Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before "it gets out of control," according to the Washington Post. Members of the..
engadget - Published

Amazon shareholders shut down proposal to limit facial recognition sales

Amazon will sell its facial-recognition technology to whomever it damn well pleases thank you very much.  That message was loud and clear Wednesday morning at the company's annual shareholder..
Mashable - Published Also reported by •engadget

Amazon Shareholders Reject Facial Recognition Ban as Concern Grows in US Congress

Amazon.com said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology.
Newsmax - Published Also reported by •TechCrunch

Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition

The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •engadget

Amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government (AMZN)

amazon just won the battle over whether it can sell its controversial facial recognition technology to the government (amzn)
· Two shareholder proposals about Amazon's controversial facial recognition technology were voted down at the company's shareholder meeting on Wednesday. · One proposal would have prevented the..
Business Insider - Published

People dressed as poop emojis and other protesters are swarming Amazon's annual shareholder meeting in Seattle (AMZN)

people dressed as poop emojis and other protesters are swarming amazon's annual shareholder meeting in seattle (amzn)
· Amazon's annual shareholder's meeting took place on Wednesday. · Amazon didn't livestream it or allow any cameras inside, but there was still a lot of media interest, thanks to a number of..
Business Insider - Published

China uses AI, facial recognition, and blockchain to monitor its farms — but it still can't stop the gruesome swine fever that will leave 200 million pigs dead

china uses ai, facial recognition, and blockchain to monitor its farms — but it still can't stop the gruesome swine fever that will leave 200 million pigs dead
· *Many Chinese tech firms are equipping the country's farms with artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and blockchain technologies to monitor their pigs' health.* · *But none of this has..
Business Insider - Published

An Australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner

an australian worker won a landmark privacy case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to use a fingerprint scanner
· *An Australian man won a landmark case against his employer after he was fired for refusing to hand over his biometric data to his employer.* · *Jeremy Lee from Queensland, Australia, was fired..
Business Insider - Published

Huawei's torment in the US could be about to backfire, dealing a stinging blow to Apple

huawei's torment in the us could be about to backfire, dealing a stinging blow to apple
· *The Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese tech firm Huawei could have an unintended victim: Apple.* · *Chinese citizens are calling for an Apple boycott on social media, which..
Business Insider - Published

TV companies gun for direct-to-consumer dollars, Facebook and Google's privacy crackdown, Pepsi fights back

tv companies gun for direct-to-consumer dollars, facebook and google's privacy crackdown, pepsi fights back
Hello, Welcome to your weekly Advertising and Media Insider newsletter, where we catch you up all the big stories we worked on this past week. The direct-to-consumer boom was a big theme in our..
Business Insider - Published

How to undock, move, and split the keyboard on an iPad, to type however works best for you

how to undock, move, and split the keyboard on an ipad, to type however works best for you
** · *You can customize the keyboard on your iPad by changing where it appears on screen by long-pressing the Minimize Keyboard button.* · *You can also split the keyboard to either side of the..
Business Insider - Published

California's Senate may ban facial recognition tech in police body cameras

The state of California's legislature is considering a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras, according to CNBC. The proposal, which has already passed..
engadget - Published

Apple just quietly released new MacBook Pro laptops that should fix some of the keyboard issues that were driving people crazy (AAPL)

apple just quietly released new macbook pro laptops that should fix some of the keyboard issues that were driving people crazy (aapl)
· Apple has released new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with improved keyboards that it says will fix some issues customers have experienced. · The company is also expanding..
Business Insider - Published

Inside Amazon's battle to kill an unprecedented shareholder revolt over facial recognition

inside amazon's battle to kill an unprecedented shareholder revolt over facial recognition
· *Amazon shareholders will stage an unprecedented vote on Wednesday on whether to stop the company from selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies.* · *Activist shareholders..
Business Insider - Published

How to locate and track an iPad using Find My iPhone, and lock or erase it remotely if it's lost or stolen

how to locate and track an ipad using find my iphone, and lock or erase it remotely if it's lost or stolen
· *You can use the Find My iPhone app or website to find your iPad at any time. * · *You can keep track of the location of up to five other iOS devices as well, including phones and iPads that..
Business Insider - Published

'We urge you to act': The ACLU calls on Amazon investors to stop the firm selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement

'we urge you to act': the aclu calls on amazon investors to stop the firm selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement
· *The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published an open letter addressing Amazon investors ahead of the company's shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.* · *The letter urges shareholders to vote..
Business Insider - Published

A self-styled archbishop's conspiracy theory claiming that drinking bleach is a cure for autism was seen by millions on YouTube, and blamed for 2 deaths

a self-styled archbishop's conspiracy theory claiming that drinking bleach is a cure for autism was seen by millions on youtube, and blamed for 2 deaths
· Business Insider uncovered a network of YouTube videos promoting Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which proponents claim can be used to "cure" conditions from autism, to cancer, to malaria. · The..
Business Insider - Published

If facial recognition is good enough for Taylor Swift, is it good enough for you?

Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?
USATODAY.com - Published

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei says the company is 'fully prepared' for a conflict with the US

huawei ceo ren zhengfei says the company is 'fully prepared' for a conflict with the us
· *Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei told Chinese media on Tuesday that the company is "fully prepared" for a clash with the US, which he considers inevitable as the company works towards becoming a global tech..
Business Insider - Published

Huawei just caught a break: The US government has temporarily loosened restrictions so that Huawei can help its existing customers

huawei just caught a break: the us government has temporarily loosened restrictions so that huawei can help its existing customers
· Huawei has had its restrictions around conducting business in the US scaled back. · Last week, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to an "entity list" that blacklisted the company from buying..
Business Insider - Published

Microsoft President Brad Smith Discusses The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Microsoft President Brad Smith about why he thinks the government should regulate artificial intelligence, especially facial recognition technology.
NPR - Published

Amazon faces investor pressure over facial recognition

Investors will vote on whether the tech giant’s aggressive push to spread the surveillance software threatens civil rights.
Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

How to change your desktop background on a Mac computer to any image, in 4 different ways

how to change your desktop background on a mac computer to any image, in 4 different ways
** · *You can change your Mac desktop background to one of Apple's preloaded options from the "System Preferences" menu.* · *You can also set one of your own images, or a folder of images, to use..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook's CTO is so shaken by the toxic and violent content that has overwhelmed the social network that he cried in a New York Times interview (FB)

facebook's cto is so shaken by the toxic and violent content that has overwhelmed the social network that he cried in a new york times interview (fb)
· Facebook chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, has been in charge of trying to rid the social platform of false and dangerous content. · In a recent interview with the New York Times,..
Business Insider - Published

Amazon under greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

This week could mark a significant setback for Amazon’s facial recognition business if privacy and civil liberties advocates — and some shareholders — get their way. Months earlier, shareholders..
TechCrunch - Published

I tried one of the newest smartphones from Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that just got blacklisted in the US, to see what the hype was about. Here's what I discovered.

i tried one of the newest smartphones from huawei, the chinese tech giant that just got blacklisted in the us, to see what the hype was about. here's what i discovered.
· Chinese tech firm Huawei has been blacklisted in the US. · Before its business ban, I got some hands-on time with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone.  · It's a great mobile device, and the US..
Business Insider - Published

California Today: California Today: Some San Francisco Leaders Back Raid on a Journalist. Candidates for D.A.? Not So Much

Monday: Law enforcement defends facial recognition, “Rocketman” to hit theaters, Warriors on a roll and catching up with a formerly homeless artist
NYTimes.com - Published

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