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Over 500 Googlers are urging their company not to bid on a cloud-computing contract with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The CBP contract — which seeks to “acquire services from a Cloud Services Provider” — has sparked controversy amongst Google’s rank-and-file due to the agency’s recent handling of migrants at the US southern border.
“The winning cloud provider will be streamlining CBP’s infrastructure and facilitating its human rights abuses,” the petition read.
Bids for the contract were due on August 1st, though a Google spokesperson declined to confirm with Business Insider whether or not the company submitted a bid.
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Over 500 Googlers are urging their company not to bid on a cloud-computing contract with the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in what’s the latest in a series of employee protests at the Silicon Valley tech giant.

The CBP contract — which seeks to “acquire services from a Cloud Services Provider” — has stirred controversy amongst Google’s rank-and-file due to the agency’s recent handling of migrants at the US southern border, the petition released on Wednesday said.

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