Microsoft says it doesn’t work on ICE facial recognition and calls for regulation

After a confusing series of communications, Microsoft said today that, contrary to claims in a company blog post, the services it provides to Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not being used for facial recognition. The company also called for federal regulation of facial recognition in general.

The controversy over the company’s work for ICE started started last month. Amid news of family separations at the border, social media users picked up on a Microsoft blog post that explained how the company worked with ICE, and was “proud” of the association. The post also suggested that the agency could be using facial recognition powered by Microsoft cloud services.

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Author: Colin Lecher

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