• Microsoft CEO plays down ICE contract in internal memo to employees

    28 days ago - By The Verge

    Microsoft has faced widespread criticism after its boasts of working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help the agency “process data on edge devices or utilize deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification.” Social media users discovered the phrasing in a blog post from January, and the statement was briefly removed in error before Microsoft condemned the Trump administration's new policy of separating children from families crossing the border.
    More than 100 Microsoft employees are now calling on Microsoft to cancel its ICE contracts, create a...
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  • Read the letter 100 Microsoft staff reportedly sent to Satya Nadella protesting the firm's $19 million deal with ICE

    Read the letter 100 Microsoft staff reportedly sent to Satya Nadella protesting the firm's $19 million deal with ICE

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Microsoft staff wrote to CEO Satya Nadella calling on the firm to cancel its $19.4 million contract with the US's Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agency.
    They are dismayed at President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, in which families and children are separated after crossing the US-Mexico border illegally.
    The 100 staff said the company "must take an ethical stand" and draft policy stating it will not work for clients who "violate international human rights law."
    After the letter was posted on the internal Microsoft messaging board, Nadella sent a memo to staff...
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  • Microsoft CEO Blasts “Cruel and Abusive” Immigration Separations

    Microsoft CEO Blasts “Cruel and Abusive” Immigration Separations

    28 days ago - By CBR

    Satya Nadella says "Microsoft is not working with the US government on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border"
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