#NoTechForApartheid: Groups demand Amazon, Google stop profiting from Israeli crimes in Palestine

October 14, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams A day after hundreds of Amazon and Google workers condemned their employers for complicity in Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians, over 40 grassroots groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to amplify the efforts of activists around the world Read more…

Twenty Years After 9/11, ‘The Only Way to Effectively Counter Terror Is to End War’

September 11, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams As the United States on Saturday commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with plenty of patriotic zeal but perhaps too little introspection, peace advocates have marked the occasion by reflecting on the costs Read more…

ISPs’ $234 million political spending harms efforts to close digital divide

July 19, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams To help close the digital divide and curb the pernicious influence of internet service provider lobbying, Congress must pass legislation and the Federal Communications Commission should restore net neutrality regulations, according to a report published Monday. The report by Read more…

Maine leads the way with nation’s ‘strongest’ facial recognition ban

June 30, 2021 by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Civil liberties advocates on Wednesday cheered as Maine enacted what that state’s ACLU chapter called “the country’s strongest statewide facial recognition law.” The new law—which sailed unanimously through both chambers of the state Legislature and was passed Read more…

Amazon workplace safety initiative panned as ‘publicity stunt’

Originally published by Ethics in Tech board member Brett Wilkins for Common Dreams Labor advocates have responded with disdain and derision to news that Amazon and the National Safety Council are partnering to find “innovative solutions” to prevent the workplace injuries that disproportionately plague the retail giant’s warehouse employees. Amazon said it Read more…

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