1. Inside Amazon's Battle to Kill an Unprecedented Shareholder Revolt Over Facial Recognition

    Inside Amazon's Battle to Kill an Unprecedented Shareholder Revolt Over Facial Recognition
    • Amazon shareholders will stage an unprecedented vote on Wednesday on whether to stop the company from selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies.
    • Activist shareholders are concerned that the technology, known as Rekognition, will be used for surveillance and has been found to produce inaccurate results...
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    1. It's a poor instrument to use and it's especially poor for African American communities.
    2. The proposals do not have a sufficient nexus to the company's operations ... and instead address potential inappropriate actions by certain of the company's customers.
    3. We find no basis to reconsider our position.
    4. Without shareholder action, Amazon may soon become known more for its role in facilitating pervasive government surveillance than for its consumer retail operations.
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