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At Amazon's (AMZN)  annual meeting on Wednesday, shareholders shot down two proposals aimed at curbing the company's sales of facial recognition technology. 

One proposal sought to suspend sales of Rekognition, a facial recognition software that it has pitched to law enforcement and other agencies, until its risks are better understood. The other proposed an independent study to better understand the technology's implications for privacy civil liberties. 

Amazon confirmed that both the shareholder proposals described in its 2019 proxy statement did not pass a vote, and said that further details will be submitted to the SEC this week. 

Amazon shares were flat at $1,857.49 on Wednesday afternoon; they are up 20% year to date. 

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