Tech companies are still helping police scan your face

By Julia Horowitz

As Black Lives Matter protests swept across the United States, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft took a stand: They halted sales of facial recognition technology to American police departments, and called on the government to regulate the powerful emerging technology.

While their announcements made headlines, these tech giants aren’t the top suppliers of facial recognition software used by law enforcement, meaning police departments will still be able to buy from plenty of vendors. Clearview AI, Japan’s NEC andAyonix, Germany’s Cognitec and Australia’s iOmniscient have all said theyintend to maintain their relationships with US police forces.

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