GitHub will keep giving software to ICE, leaked email says

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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 “has no visibility into how this software is being used, other than presumably for software development and version control.”

Friedman goes on to say that he personally,…

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Author: Colin Lecher