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GitHub will keep selling software to ICE, leaked email says

The Verge Wednesday, 9 October 2019
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Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email.

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman said in an internal email leaked to tech activist organization Fight for the Future that ICE purchased a license for a GitHub enterprise server in 2016, and that the purchase recently came up for renewal. In the email, Friedman said the company doesn’t have an agreement to provide professional services to ICE, and it “has no visibility into how this software is being used, other than presumably for software development and version control.”

"“No visibility” into how the software will be used"

Friedman goes on to say that he...
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