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Foreign media: In addition to Microsoft, many technology companies are quietly helping ICE.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/6/21 8:31:15     readed:409


in spite ofMicrosoftHas attracted the attention of the public, but the company is not the only large-scale technology company currently cooperating with ICE. Public records show that subsidiaries of companies such as Dell, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard have signed tens of millions of dollars in contracts with ICE to provide the organization with critical hardware and other infrastructure. These contracts are not as much of a concern as Microsoft's contracts, partly because they are less well-known and partly because they cooperate through specialized government contract agencies.

Many of the current contracts are simple IT services. The Dell Federal Systems Division and ICE have signed more than $22 million in contracts, many of which are software licenses and support for Microsoft products. The company did not respond to questions about its contract policy.

Motorola is also an important ICE contractor, mainly through its Motorola Solutions division and ICE. The company has signed more than $15 million in contracts with the agency for radio and other tactical communications equipment. The Motorola Solutions Division also manufactures cameras for police agencies. Motorola did not respond to questions about its contract policy.

In addition, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services signed a $76 million data center agreement with ICE in June 2015, in which the company's company has received more than $42 million in contracts. The contract is currently served by its subsidiary Perspecta. It has been handled by multiple HP branches since the contract was signed.

"As a company, HP Corporate Services opposes any policy of separating children from family members," the company told The Verge. "We urge the government to change its policies so that families can be reunited."

HP’s consumer affiliates also emphasized that “HP does not support measures to discriminate against any group. We condemn the current practice of separating families at the border and call on the U.S. government to stop this practice and reunite family members.”

Both Motorola and Dell have not publicly commented on this approach by the U.S. government.

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