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USA: Tech company employees pledge to oppose Trump's proposed Muslim immigrant registry

Author: Press Trust of India, Published on: 16 December 2016

"Amazon,Microsoft workers join pledge to oppose Muslim registry", 16 Dec 2016

...Some employees of Microsoft and Amazon.com have joined their peers in Silicon Valley in pledging to never help US President-elect Donald Trump in his reported plan to register and create a database of all Muslim immigrants...The "never again" pledge, which has drawn more than 1,300 signatures as of Thursday, invokes a history of genocides carried out, at times, with the cooperation of businesses...The signatories said they would "refuse to participate in the creation of databases of identifying information for the United States government to target individuals based on race, religion, or national origin."...In addition to dozens of people who identify themselves as employees of Microsoft or Amazon, signatories include employees of Google, Apple, IBM, Oracle, and a slate of other technology firms...Silicon Valley workers who signed the pledge promised to fight back or resign from their positions if their employers force them to conduct surveillance...They also vow to ask their companies to minimise data collection and retention that could potentially be used to target minority communities...[Also refers to Facebook]

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Related companies: Alphabet Amazon.com Apple Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) IBM Microsoft Oracle