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Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote
Amazon.com Inc shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal that the company stop selling facial recognition technology to government agencies, while a resolution to audit the service drew more support, a regulatory filing on Friday showed. Some 2.4% of votes were in favor of the ban. A second proposal that called for a study of the extent to which Amazon’s “Rekognition” service harmed civil rights and privacy garnered 27.5% support. (Fonte: Reuters)

Fresh off a $530M round, Aurora acquires lidar startup Blackmore
Aurora, the self-driving car startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon,  is in an acquiring mood. The company, founded in early 2017 by Chris Urmson Sterling Anderson and Drew Bagnell, announced Thursday that it acquired lidar company Blackmore. Aurora’s larger Blackmore acquisition comes on the heels of its $530 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital and “significant investment” from Amazon and T. Rowe Price Associates. Aurora did not disclose the terms of the deal. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia denounce decision on Amazon domain
The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision by the organization that manages internet protocol to grant global retailer Amazon Inc the rights to the .amazon domain. Amazon Inc has been seeking the exclusive rights to the .amazon domain name since 2012. But Amazon basin countries – including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia – have argued it refers to their geographic region and should not be the monopoly of one company. (Fonte: Reuters)

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