πŸ’¬ Microsoft’s Ethical Reckoning Is Here

Replied to Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here (WIRED)
On Sunday, critics noted a blog post from January in which Microsoft touted its work with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The post celebrated a government certification that allowed Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud-computing platform, to handle sensitive unclassified information for ICE. The sales-driven blog post outlined ways that ICE might use Azure Government, including enabling ICE employees to β€œutilize deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification,” Tom Keane, a general manager at Microsoft wrote. β€œThe agency is currently implementing transformative technologies for homeland security and public safety, and we're proud to support this work with our mission-critical cloud,” the post added.
I am currently reading James Bridle’s New Dark Age and wonder if the partnership between ICE and Azure is just technology returning home?

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