As Employees Protest Government Contracts, Tech Companies Deal With Security Concerns

As tech companies face protests over border security contracts with immigration agencies, corporations have been forced to address security ...

As tech companies face protests over border security contracts with immigration agencies, corporations have been forced to address security threats both internal and external.


The day before activists planned to protest Salesforce’s contract with U.S.A. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) outside the company’s new point of entry headquarters Mon, its security team sent Associate in Nursing all-staff email warning workers to safeguard their badges and to not visit the media.

The email, obtained by BuzzFeed News, additionally promoted a “new See one thing / Say one thing app,” an enclosed tool for workers to report incidents to Salesforce’s international operations team. Salesforce says the app was ab initio free internally in Apr.

Examples of such incidents, shared on an enclosed Salesforce forum post regarding the new app, embody “suspicious person/package/vehicle,” “weather or natural events,” and “Event/Incident impacting Salesforce property,” together with “protest” or “water main break.”

A proponent for Salesforce aforesaid the corporate was “aware there's a bunch complaining  and that we respect the correct to peaceful protest.”

A group of a number of dozen protesters, including each Salesforce workers and native activist teams, gathered outside Salesforce Tower on Mon morning con to the company’s work with the CBP. The CBP uses Salesforce’s Community Cloud technology to “increase core human resources data technology capabilities for current and prospective workers, whereas at identical time, driving efficiencies throughout the method.”

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