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Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

Shareholders sought to halt Amazon's sale of its facial recognition technology

The global internet giant Amazon has just won a first round in what's turning out to be a battle over the ethics of selling facial recognition technology to national governments. We hear from Mary Beth Gallagher from the director of Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment - a membership coalition of Catholic institutional investors and the Sisters of St. Joseph. One of their members hold shares in Amazon and were the lead proponent of the resolution. As electric transportation begins to catch on, we look at the infrastructure required. Making it possible for electric buses to just plug in and go sometimes requires a power storage battery at the bus depot. James Basden is co-founder of Zenobe, which installs such systems, and he tells us they can also be useful for helping intermittent renewable energy to be harnessed more effectively. And Yayoi Sekine of Bloomberg's New Energy Foundation discusses how China is becoming the world leader in battery storage systems. Also in the programme, Britain's second biggest steel producer, British Steel, has been put into liquidation, leaving 5,000 jobs at risk, and endangering another 20,000 in the supply chain. Carys Roberts is chief economist at left wing think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research, and explains the pressures British Steel has been under

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