Tech giants back off from providing facial recognition to police

Three major tech companies have backed away from their facial recognition programs after long-standing questions about privacy and inaccurate results when identifying people of color.

Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM have all pumped the brakes on their facial recognition programs in recent days amid a national debate about racism and the excessive use of force by police. The alleged murder of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25 has led to protests and many companies voicing support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

First, IBM sent a letter to members of Congress saying it would no
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