• Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Workers at Amazon have demanded that their employer stop the sale of facial recognition software and other services to the US government. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and posted on the company's internal wiki, employees said that they “refuse to contribute to tools that violate human rights,” citing the mistreatment of refugees and immigrants by ICE and the targeting of black activists by law enforcement. The letter follows similar protests at Google and Microsoft .
    “As ethically concerned Amazonians, we demand a choice in what we build, and a say in how it is used,” says...
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  • Amazon workers wrote to Jeff Bezos protesting its facial recognition contracts with police

    Amazon workers wrote to Jeff Bezos protesting its facial recognition contracts with police

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon employees have protested about the company's facial recognition contracts with US government and police.
    They wrote to CEO Jeff Bezos pointing to Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which has separated thousands of children from their parents at the US border.
    They said Amazon was enabling the departments that enforced the policy.
    Employees at Google and Microsoft have protested similar contracts involving their firms.
    Employees at big tech firms are in open rebellion over the fact their employers sell their services to government and law enforcement.
    According to...
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