MICROSOFT TO PROBE WORK OF ISRAELI FACIAL RECOGNITION STARTUP IT FUNDED

MICROSOFT TO PROBE WORK OF ISRAELI FACIAL RECOGNITION STARTUP IT FUNDED

NBC HAD REPORTED THAT ANYVISION'S TECHNOLOGY WAS USED WITHIN THE WEST BANK AND AT ISRAELI BORDER CROSSINGS.

The probe reflects growing unease about facial recognition surveillance in the United States and elsewhere that civil liberties groups say could lead to unfair arrests and limit freedom of expression.
Israel faces criticism and a boycott for its occupation and policies toward Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
NBC had reported that AnyVision's technology was used within the West Bank and at Israeli border crossings.

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics...

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