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Hundreds Of Tech Employees Vow Not To Help Trump To Spy On Muslims And Deport Immigrants

Half of the world doesn’t seems to be happy of the fact that Donald Trump won the US presidential elections this year because of the rough agendas he has in his mind which he boasted while campaigning.

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Trump’s biggest nightmare hit him yesterday when more than 200 employees of tech companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Salesforce pledged on Tuesday to not help US President-elect Donald Trump’s administration build a data registry to track people based on their religion or assist in mass deportations.

Drawing comparisons to the Holocaust and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the employees signed an open letter at neveragain.tech rebuking ideas floated by Trump during the campaign trail. The protest, which began with about 60 signatures but had more than tripled within hours of publication, comes a day before several technology company executives are due to meet with the real-estate developer in New York City.

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The letter signed by a group of engineers, designers and other business executives read :

We are choosing to stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans, immigrants, and all people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the incoming administration’s proposed data collection policies.

It continues to read :

We refuse to build a database of people based on their Constitutionally-protected religious beliefs. We refuse to facilitate mass deportations of people the government believes to be undesirable.

The letter vows to not participate in creating databases of identifying information for the U.S. government on the basis of race, religion or national origin, to minimize the collection or retention of data that could facilitate such targeting and to oppose any misuse of data at their respective organizations considered illegal or unethical.

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Trump clashed with Silicon Valley on several issues during the campaign, including immigration, government surveillance and encryption, and his victory last month alarmed many companies who feared he might follow through on his pledges.

Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos and Oracle Corp CEO Safra Catz are among those expected to attend the summit with Trump’s transition team, according to two technology industry sources.

The Trump transition team did not respond to a request for comment regarding the open letter.

Atleast some people have got their head together !

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