Friday, 22 June 2018

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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Employees at big tech firms are in open rebellion over the fact their employers sell their services to government and law enforcement.

According to Gizmodo's Kate Conger, staffers at Amazon are the latest to protest over the firm's contracts with US law enforcement for its Rekognition facial recognition technology.

Specifically, they're protesting US President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy to the US-Mexico border, which has resulted in scores of children being separated from their parents and being held in detention centres. They said Amazon is enabling the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

By Shina Ghosh.
Full story at Business Insider.

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