#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…

US travel tech firms listed in UN database of companies profiting from Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine

By Brett Wilkins After years of unexplained delays, the United Nations this week released a list of over 100 companies with ties to illegal Israeli settler colonies in the occupied West Bank of Palestine.  In a statement released on Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Office identified 112 businesses profiting from Read more…

Microsoft betrays its AI principles by investing in Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision

By Brett Wilkins Microsoft — which recently adopted a set of six core principles for the development of ethical artificial intelligence (AI) — has come under fire for investing in an Israeli company that produces facial recognition technology used to monitor and control Palestinians living in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. AI For Read more…

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