GitHub, the host of an important software developer platform, is the latest Silicon Valley company to be involved in a dispute over Customs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Wednesday, GitHub activists began publicly pushing their agency leadership to stop working with immigration agencies because of human rights concerns.
GitHub CEO Nate Friedman wrote Tuesday in a letter that the company plans to renew $ 200,000 deal with ICE for its GitHub enterprise server license – which Friedman called “no financial material” for the company. GitHub’s contract with ICE was private Until Friedman’s note began posting yesterday evening.
In the letter, Friedman said he disagrees with the Trump administration’s “terrible” immigration policy. However, in the end, he said, the company will continue to provide software to the agency because they do not believe “technology services need to be disconnected” when customers use them to turn things that offend customers.
ICE’s role in separating families at the border, holding children in cages and returning refugees to dangerous places is humanitarian, politicians and technicians believe that the tools they create should not be used to strengthen agency activities. As part of the growing “no-tech for ICE” movement in recent years, technology workers at companies such as Microsoft (such as GitHub owners), Palantier and Amazon have pressed their company internally and publicly to stop working with the agency and its partners.
Futerman’s letter was leaked to the Future Working Group before the agency published a copy of the letter on its blog before addressing concerns to staff.
As the Washington Post first published, employees are now returning to the company by signing a letter demanding to terminate the contract altogether. The letter began broadcast Wednesday, gathering 150 signatures in less than an hour, the post reported.
“We urge GitHub to terminate its contract with ICE immediately, no matter what the cost.” Software provided by companies like ours is an important part of using [ICE] in [s] tool for aggressive behavior, “the letter said.
In his letter to employees, Friedman stated that GitHub will pay all of its money from the ICE contract and $ 500,000 to the nonprofit working with the support of the immigrant community.
However, GitHub activists who signed the letter do not support the exemption.
There is no grant that can cover the injury ICE is making with our efforts,” their letter states.
Friedman has secured company contracts with IRE, much like other technology companies have secured agreements with ICE in the past, despite his personal refusal to the agency’s immigration policy. Planetary CEO Alex Karp says that democratically driven decision-making depends not on governments, but on governments. In June, Microsoft CEO Stia Nadella, who himself was trying to reduce his company’s work with the ICC, maintained a million-dollar deal Dollar with immigrants, government agencies in the United States.
Everyone promises to contribute to the rights of immigrants – and then when it comes time to stop cooperating with a government that is engaged in a wholesale war on immigrants, it’s furious that it’s best to sit down to the table,” GitHub works with ICE RKE Response Publicity advertising for the rights group surpassed Wednesday, senior campaign manager mijentera rikodake jyakinta Gonzalez said.
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign shows a false Facebook ad about former Vice President Joe Biden, and the company is doing nothing about it. It would not be particularly good to express a desire to work on what is to come in 2020 and disseminate misinformation from social media platforms.
The Trump campaign posted a 30-second video ad claiming that the former vice president promised money to Ukraine for dismissal of Biden-Biden’s son-in-law’s investigative plaintiff – in fact, a fake bond currently at the center of the impeachment investigation. CNN refused to promote the ad because there was no evidence of it. But not Facebook – or many technology platforms and other media tools like YouTube, Twitter, MSNBC and Fox. Instead, Menlo Park, a California company, allows it to stand – and deliver millions of views in the process.