AMAZON TO EXTEND PAUSE ON POLICE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION
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Amazon said that it will extend its ban on police use of its face-recognition technology beyond the one-year pause it announced last year.

Amazon and other technology companies have been under pressure from civil rights activists and their own workers to halt the sale of face-recognition systems to law enforcement agencies. One concern is that the technology can incorrectly identify people with darker skin, which Amazon has denied.

At least seven states already have enacted restrictions limiting government use of the technology and several others are debating bills.

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