Approximately 50 Microsoft personnel so far stated in a petition they “do not want to become war profiteers.” This comes after the software company signed a $480 million contract to provide the U.S. army with HoloLens, an augmented reality system.
After a copy of the petition appeared on Twitter Friday afternoon, a Microsoft employee told the Guardian that it further states, “We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used.”
On behalf of workers at Microsoft, we're releasing an open letter to Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, demanding for the cancelation of the IVAS contract with a call for stricter ethical guidelines.
If you're a Microsoft employee you can sign at: https://t.co/958AhvIHO5 pic.twitter.com/uUZ5P4FJ7X
— Microsoft Workers 4 Good (@MsWorkers4) February 22, 2019