Tech workers and community activists marched in front of the Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco Monday to protest the company’s contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The protest coincides with the CBP’s separation of migrant families and their children as they cross the border illegally.
The protest also comes a couple of weeks after a letter, signed by 650 Salesforce employees to persuade CEO Marc Benioff to end the contract, went disregarded.
Similar protests have ignited across the industry as part of a larger movement as tech workers from various companies speak out against how the technology they build is used.
Tech workers and community activists gathered in front of the Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco Monday morning to protest the tech giant’s contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
The protest comes on the heels of a letter signed in late June by 650 Salesforce employees who sought to persuade CEO Marc Benioff to end the company’s contract with the CBP, which uses the company’s Analytics and Community and Service Cloud programs.
Nothing came of the letter, prompting an uproar amongst tech workers and local activists who showed their solidarity with the 650 Salesforce employees by marching outside …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics