Google and Amazon Workers Demand End to Contract That Fuels Israeli Apartheid

Hundreds of community members and workers across four cities gathered to protest Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract between Google, Amazon, and the Israeli government and military, on Thursday. “There can be no tech for war. No tech for apartheid,” Alex Hanna, director of research at the Distributed AI Research Institute, expressed to a crowd of demonstrators led by Amazon and Google tech workers. While the cloud-computing project has been hailed as a “game changer” for Israel, activists have feared that it will lead to data privacy issues, especially if utilized by the Israeli military to further the surveillance and…

Tech Workers Are Demanding End to Contract That Fuels Israeli Apartheid

Hundreds of community members and workers across four cities gathered to protest Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract between Google, Amazon, and the Israeli government and military, on Thursday. “There can be no tech for war. No tech for apartheid,” Alex Hanna, director of research at the Distributed AI Research Institute, expressed to a crowd of demonstrators led by Amazon and Google tech workers. While the cloud-computing project has been hailed as a “game changer” for Israel, activists have feared that it will lead to data privacy issues, especially if utilized by the Israeli military to further the surveillance and…

Some Google Map Searches Send Abortion Seekers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

A new report reveals that Google — the most widely-used search engine in the country — is directing people searching for abortion services to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which seek to dissuade people from getting abortions. According to Bloomberg News, Google Maps is misleading people searching for abortion services by including crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in their results. These dubious quasi-health centers, often run by religious organizations with far right views, use misinformation and fearmongering to persuade people not to get abortions. False claims pushed by CPCs include wrongly telling patients that abortions are linked to breast cancer or mental…

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