US tech workers vow not to help Trump surveil Muslims

More than 200 employees of technology companies have vowed to not help incoming US President Donald Trump build a data registry to track Muslims or assist in mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.

The employees of several high-tech corporations, including Google, Facebook and Apple, signed an open letter on Tuesday, rebuking ideas floated by Trump during his presidential campaign.  

The employees signed the open letter at They compared Trump’s proposal to track Muslims to the Holocaust and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The online protest comes a day before several chief executives in the high-technology sector in Silicon Valley are due to meet with the president-elect in New York City.

“We are choosing to stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans, immigrants, and all people whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the incoming administration’s proposed data collection policies,” reads the…

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