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Microsoft didn't want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police

Mariella Moon
Microsoft didn't want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police

When it comes to facial recognition, it seems Microsoft truly has been trying to do good. Company president Brad Smith has revealed that the tech giant recently turned down a request from law enforcement to equip officers' cars and body cameras with face recognition tech. Smith said Microsoft rejected the contract due to human rights concerns -- it believes the technology's use for that particular purpose could lead a disproportionately large number of women and minorities being held for questioning.