Google Fires 20 More Employees For Protesting Israel Contract

Google has fired another 20 employees involved in the cloud computing contract protest between the company and Israel. Protests against Project Nimbus were held at Google offices in California and New York on April 16, causing operations at both locations to be disrupted for several hours.

A total of 50 Google employees were fired for protesting Israel with the first group of 28 fired on April 19. Google's head of security, Chris Rackow, condemned the protests in an internal memo that said the participant's behavior was "unacceptable, highly disruptive" and "made colleagues feel threatened".

Project Nimbus received strong opposition because the Google Cloud infrastructure gave the Israeli military access to facial recognition, object analysis and automated image classification systems used to oppress Palestinians. Google and Amazon were awarded a $1.2 billion contract to make Project Nimbus a success.

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