The general view of Microsoft Corporation headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau – D1AESZGHATAA
The public outrage over the Asset of the administration of the policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border is spilling over to Microsoft, who has a contract with the federal immigration authorities.
Back in January, Microsoft announced that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was using the company’s Azure cloud service “for facial recognition and identification purposes. “We are proud that We support this work,” the tech giant said at the time.
Now it is get bashed for that partnership; the same federal agency is the help from US authorities in the implementation of the separations of families, who were detained in the US-mexican border. On social media, the critics of Microsoft have called on company employees to require their employer to drop the contract.
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Friends who work for @Microsoft,
THE COMBAT OF THIS. The biggest noise imaginable.
Do not fall for the “all of the companies contracts with the government” spin. Your company has THIS contract and is *proud*.
The resources are available to help you fight. I believe in you.?? https://t.co/P19aEWR45n
— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy)
June 18, 2018
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