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Google favors temporary facial recognition ban as Microsoft pushes back – The EU is considering a five-year ban on the technology, but big tech is divided

Google favors temporary facial recognition ban as Microsoft pushes back – The EU is considering a five-year ban on the technology, but big tech is divided

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/21/21075001/facial-recognition-ban-google-microsoft-eu-sundar-pichai-brad-smith) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > The regulation of facial recognition is emerging as a key disagreement among the world's biggest tech companies, with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai suggesting a temporary ban, as recently suggested by the EU, might be welcome, while Microsoft's chief legal officer Brad Smith cautions against such intervention.

    > Pichai's comments this week are particularly noteworthy as Google itself refuses to sell facial recognition to customers but has not previously argued for a ban.

    > Microsoft sells facial recognition but has self-imposed limits, for example, like letting police use the technology in jails but not on the street, and not selling to immigration services.

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  2. Microsoft is trying to get some juicy government contracts I see

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