#microsoft says it’s ‘dismayed’ by child separations after criticism over ICE contract


After facing criticism for working with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft said in a statement today that the company was “dismayed” by the Trump administration’s policy of separating families, but it did not address its work with the agency directly.

Social media users recently turned up a January blog post, in which Microsoft discussed working with ICE on government cloud services. The company declined to answer questions on its exact relationship with the agency, but the blog post said working “with Azure Government enabl[ed] [ICE] to process data on edge devices or utilize deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification.”

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