Linked below are essential sources on Amazon and other corporations who provide tech support for ICE, the Department of Homeland Security, and law enforcement agencies. Please read and share widely.
Mijente’s comprehensive report on the tech industry’s support for ICE, law enforcement, and immigration detention. The link includes a summary, infographics, and access to the complete report.
George Joseph, “Data Company Directly Powers Immigrant Raids in Workplace,” WNYC 16 July 2019.
Karen Ho, “Amazon is the invisible backbone behind ICE’s immigration crackdown,” MIT Technology Review, 22 October 2018.
Sarah Lamdan, “When Westlaw Fuels ICE Surveillance: Ethics in the Era of Big Data Policing,” NYU Review of Law & Social Change (forthcoming, last updated June 2019).
Lydia DePillis, “Amazon’s biggest customer may soon be the US government,” CNN Business, 15 November 2018.
Jacob Snow, “Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots,” ACLU, 26 July 2018.
Maya Kosoff, “‘They’re Playing Both Sides’: Bezos’s Flirtation with ICE Appalls Amazon Employees,” Vanity Fair, 24 October 2018.
For further reading, see our dynamic bibliographies: On Rekognition & Biometric Data; On AWS & Palantir; On Big Data & Surveillance Capitalism; Cops, Body Cams, and the Cloud; Tech & the Border; More Surveillance Scholarship; Media; and an Action Archive.