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Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

AP  |  Redmond (US) 

is calling on to regulate the use of facial recognition to protect people's and freedom of expression.

It's the first big tech company to raise serious alarms about an increasingly sought-after for recognising a person's face from a photo or through a camera.

said in a blog post today that the government should form a bipartisan expert commission.

Smith says Microsoft, which supplies to some businesses, has already rejected some customers' requests to deploy the in situations involving "human rights risks." A declined to provide more details about what opportunities the company has passed over because of ethical concerns.

Smith defended the company's contract with and Customs Enforcement, saying it doesn't involve

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 14:20 IST