Google in Service of Israeli Crimes

A scandal has erupted at US tech behemoth Google following a rebellion of workers against the company's integration with the Israeli military.

This absorption of Google into Israel's arsenal of tools has developed in several ways.

The climax of this integration is the bonding of Google and Amazon with the Israeli military through Project Nimbus. The $1.2bn contract is to construct at least six data centers, employing 500 Israelis at each site.

The project will also provide cloud infrastructure to Israeli regime institutions, including Israel’'s military and the Israel Land Authority, which is the agency responsible for stealing Palestinian land and allocating it for Zionist colonies.

It has been revealed that, through Nimbus, Google will supply very advanced artificial intelligence mechanisms to the Israeli military.

Nimbus training documents, which were exposed by The Intercept, found that Google's Cloud Vision API would empower Israel's facial recognition mechanisms.

It has also been confirmed that Nimbus will be able to process data for lie detection purposes. An interesting twist in the Project Nimbus contract is that it contains an anti-BDS clause.

The companies are barred from withdrawing the services from any institution; this would have certainly been inserted to enforce integration with the Israeli military, regardless of how horrific its crimes against Palestinians will become.

So, Google and Amazon have the power to stop their technology from being used for human rights violations if they so wish.

Despite the humiliating conditions of this agreement, Google spokeswoman Shannon Newberry still gushingly boasted: "We are proud that Google Cloud has been selected by the Israeli government to provide public cloud services to help digitally transform the country," But almost 40,000 members of the public and a thousand Google employees have signed a petition calling for the tech giant to pull out of the contract, and some workers are already resigning from their positions in protest.

 

 


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