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Trump Retweets Call for Microsoft Ban From Federal Contracts (3)

June 12, 2020, 1:52 PM

President Donald Trump retweeted a post from his former director of national intelligence that called for barring Microsoft Corp. from federal government contracts over its refusal to sell facial recognition software to U.S. police departments until there are laws governing use of the technology.

“They should now be barred from federal government contracts - there should be consequences for not selling technology to police departments,” Trump’s former Acting DNI Richard Grenell tweeted.

The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Microsoft rose 2.5% to $190.97 at 9:49 a.m. in New York Friday.

Microsoft President Brad Smith said ...