AWS files suit against Microsoft’s $10bn Pentagon contract win

IANS-   Rattled by the US government’s decision to award prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project to Microsoft, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Defense’s move. AWS lost the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract on October 25 that will provide enterprise level, commercial […]

Amazon joins Microsoft’s call to regularise facial recognition technology

IANS –   Joining Microsoft’s call to tame the misuse of facial recognition technology, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has asked lawmakers to formulate some rules around the use of the technology. The announcement came amid increasing scrutiny on the use of facial recognition by researchers, lawmakers and civil liberties groups. […]