pinit_fg_en_rect_red_20 GEN - Amazon Defeated Rekognition Revolt By A Large Margin
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Image caption A proposal to ban government use of the Rekognition system failed to attract mass support at Amazon's annual general meeting

An attempted shareholder revolt over Amazon's sale of facial recognition technology to the police mustered less than 3% of votes cast at the firm's annual general meeting.

The tally was revealed in a corporate filing.

The tech firm had said it was aware of civil rights concerns but had not received any reports of law enforcement clients misusing its Rekognition tool.

Even so, the system is set for further scrutiny.

Last week, Republican and Democrat politicians on the House Oversight Committee raised concerns about the speed at which Amazon's facial recognition facility and others like it were being deployed.