Employees urge Google

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Washington

Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop “engaging in human rights abuses.” A petition signed by more than 600 “Googlers” as of late afternoon was prompted by word that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was preparing to request bids on a massive cloud computing contract. Google is a major cloud computing provider. Its rivals in the market included Amazon and Microsoft. “The winning cloud provider will be streamlining CBP´s infrastructure and facilitating its human rights abuses,” a copy of the petition posted on medium.com said. “It´s time to stand toget.— AFP