Outrage over police brutality has finally convinced Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM to rule out selling facial recognition tech to law enforcement. Here’s what’s going on.

IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft have all committed to not sell facial recognition to law enforcement at least temporarily. While activists have been campaigning for the companies to do this for years, the Black Lives Matter movement appears to have tipped the scale. As facial recognition becomes more widely used to catch criminals, illegal immigrants, or terrorists, there is mounting concern about how the technology might be abused. Each company has made subtly different promises on their sales bans. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Three of the world’s biggest tech companies have backed off selling

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