Hundreds of Amazon, Google employees urge their companies to end Project Nimbus with Israel

The employees of Amazon and Google have called on their companies to stop a $1.2 billion military contract with Israel. They have written an open letter to each of their companies asking that Project Nimbus be discontinued. The Project Nimbus was intended to provide cloud services to the Israeli government and military.

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The technology facilitates Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian land and further surveillance of Palestinians as well as illegal data collection. Google and Amazon have long been facing backlash from employees over contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection. These deals, which also involved cloud-based services, surveillance tools, and clerical tools, are often not known to employees who are not directly involved with the work.

Source: Business Insider