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Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded

Microsoft has hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday. AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Israeli business news outlet TheMarker and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the West Bank.

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