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Marc Benioff defends Salesforce’s contract with Customs and Border Patrol
2018-11-19T04:00:04Z - Shirin Ghaffary / Recode
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has faced criticism about his company’s contract to sell software to the U.S. federal immigration agency, Customs and Border Patrol. In an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher this week, Benioff defended the move, calling it “absolutely” the right decision. In August, Salesforce created an Office of Ethical and Humane Use of Technology to set industry-wide standards around such issues in the future. The discussion has been part of a growing “We Won’t Build It” movement by tech workers demanding to stop what they feel are morally questionable uses of their companies’ software. “I don’t think there’s gonna be any finish line when it comes to the ethical and humane use of technology.

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