Employees condemn the dangerous facial recognition software, Rekognition, provided to police and law enforcement agencies like ICE. They draw parallels to how IBM’s tech was used in the 1940s to help Nazis. In mid-July, organizers from immigrant-led movement, Cosecha, blocked the doors to an Amazon store in NYC demanding Amazon put immigrant families over profit. Today, they lead thousands of community members across the country to abolish ICE. Activists are attacking ICE on all fronts from calling on mayors to stop cooperating with ICE to getting tech companies to cancel their multi-million dollar contracts.
Just last week, the ACLU reported that Rekognition misidentified 28 Congress members as people who have been arrested of a crime. All of them were people of color.