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Microsoft Employees Protest $480 Million Contract With U.S. Military

Posted on 28 February 2019

Whose side is Big Tech on? That’s the question as Microsoft employees signed a petition calling on their employer to stop working with the United States military. Nearly 100 employees united against Microsoft working with the Defense Department, according to Reuters. Microsoft had agreed to sell the military its HoloLens headset, an augmented reality device to be used for tactical purposes. “We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used," the petition proclaimed. The concern was that this virtual reality device would turn warfare into...