Microsoft staff seeks abandonment of $480 million US Army contract
Employees at Microsoft have demanded that the Company reject a $480 million contract with the US Army, which involves creating versions of its HoloLens augmented reality headsets to be used on the battlefield. The employees have expressed in writing that they did not approve of their knowledge and skills being used to develop weapons. They demanded a say in the way their products or work are used.
Over a 100 staff members signed the petition, which was addressed to Satya Nadella, CEO and Brad Pitt, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft.
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Source: HR Katha