Prohibit Amazon From Building Tech for U.S. Immigration Authorities

Target: Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

Goal: Don’t sell facial recognition technology to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Immigrants are in danger due to increasingly advanced technology being developed by Amazon. Amazon employees recently wrote to the company’s CEO to convince him to no longer sell facial recognition technology to government agencies participating in President Trump’s ¨zero tolerance¨ immigration crackdown.

In the letter, they referred to Hitler’s use of IBM systems that assisted in the annihilation of Jews during WWII. Previously, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned that Amazon’s marketing of ¨AWS Recognition tool¨ to legal authorities could result in massive human rights abuses, particularly against undocumented immigrants and people of color.

Stand in solidarity with concerned Amazon workers and protect human rights by signing the petition.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Bezos,

Some of your shareholders recently expressed their disapproval of selling Amazon’s facial recognition devices to participants in President Trump’s immigration crusade. Some of their commands include ending the sales of technology to law enforcement, no longer enabling ICE to operate by not providing infrastructure to their partners, and a more robust transparency.

Realize that your highly successful company doesn’t belong in the national surveillance industry. You are already influential and powerful enough as it is. By participating in the marginalization of people, anyone with an ounce of compassion would inevitably forfeit your goods and services.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Elliott Brown

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3 Comments

  1. Czerny A. Czerny A. says:

    This unadulterated BS. I will not sign this.

  2. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT AMAZON OF BEING A TRUMP SUPPORTER! PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU TAKE AMY ACTION. THIS IS NOT A GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS MOVE!

  3. gen agustsson says:

    facial recognization is stupid! this is outrageous! were humans not robots nor objects! ban this electric harassment!

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