Mi­crosoft hires exAG Holder to au­dit face-scan­ning firm

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

Mi­crosoft is hir­ing for­mer U.S. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder to re­view its in­vest­ment in a fa­cial recog­ni­tion startup that scans faces at Is­raeli mil­i­tary check­points.

Mi­crosoft said in a state­ment Fri­day that Holder will lead a team of for­mer fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors con­duct­ing an au­dit.

Its aim is to de­ter­mine whether Is­raeli firm AnyVi­sion’s tech­nol­ogy ap­pli­ca­tions com­ply with Mi­crosoft’s eth­i­cal prin­ci­ples against us­ing fa­cial recog­ni­tion for mass sur­veil­lance.

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