Google fires staffer who “refused to build technology that powers genocide”

TRT World

Claiming Project Nimbus puts Palestinians in danger, Google Cloud software engineer shouts “I refuse to build technology that powers genocide, apartheid or surveillance”, in New York during a keynote speech by Google Israel chief Barak Regev.


Israel ongoing war on besieged Gaza has killed more than 30,800 people and wounded nearly 73,000 others in Gaza amid mass destruction and acute shortages of necessities.

Israel has also imposed a crippling blockade on the Palestinian enclave, leaving its population, particularly residents of northern Gaza, on the verge of starvation.

About 85 percent of Gazans have been displaced by the Israeli onslaught amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60 percent of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, which in an interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.


1 comment on Google fires staffer who “refused to build technology that powers genocide”

  1. “History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” – Mark Twain

    How IBM Helped The Nazis Carry Out The Holocaust
    By All That’s Interesting | Edited By Savannah Cox
    Published November 17, 2016
    Updated March 25, 2018
    IBM technology helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust. But to what extent can we blame the tech giant?

    Beyond questions of morality, the Holocaust presented a number of logistical hurdles to the Nazis, and IBM offered them a perfectly legal solution. Indeed, during the mid-20th century, the software company’s punched-card technology helped the Nazis carry out the genocide of millions.

    What Happened
    First, it’s important to note that the Holocaust was at its core a highly organized and bureaucratic act, one planned to the T. Thus the Führer’s Final Solution would take place in six phases: identify those of Jewish descent; exclude them from society; confiscate their property; move them into ghettos; deport them, and exterminate them.

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