Microsoft takes step away from facial recognition

Mar. 29, 2020 4:59 AM ETMicrosoft Corporation (MSFT)MSFTBy: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor13 Comments
  • In a policy change that follows an investment in Israeli startup AnyVision, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has decided to no longer hold minority interests in companies that sell facial-recognition technology.
  • "Microsoft's focus has shifted to commercial relationships that afford Microsoft greater oversight and control over the use of sensitive technologies," the company said a statement.
  • Microsoft made its investment in AnyVision, which has been accused of surveilling Palestinians in the West Bank, last June.

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