Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2017 13:43 UTC
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Alphabet Inc.'s Google delivered a sharp message to staff travelling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai slammed Trump's move in a note to employees Friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.

The Trump regime's measures also impact the visa program for, among other long-time US allies, The Netherlands. Did anyone tell the Trump regime that it's a very bad idea to make it harder for your third largest investor to, uh, actually invest? Are these men really that dumb?

Interesting to note, though, that Google had to be actually impacted by the Trump regime before it spoke up (only in an internal memo, but still). Meanwhile, Elon Musk is kissing the ground Trump walks on, and Tim Cook, CEO of the most arrogantly and smugly (supposedly) liberal tech company is meeting with Trump, Trump's daughter (...?) and other Republican leaders. From other tech giants who always touted the liberal horn of equality and progressiveness - a deafening, but quite revealing, silence.

So far, it seems like the tech industry leaders are opting for appeasement instead of resistance to the Trump regime's corruption, conflicts of interest, racism, war on science, and Christian extremism. I would be disappointed if it wasn't so utterly predictable to anyone who wasn't blinded by the fake smiles, hollow promises, and empty praise of equality, science, and progressive ideals.

They still have time to be remembered as people who stood up for those that need it the most. I'm afraid, though, we will remember them as spineless cowards, hiding behind shareholders while the free world crumbles to dust.

I hope it'll be worth it.

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You have fallen for the media lie.

Most of the tech companies that are affected are holding H1B visas. These are non-immigrant visa and holders are subject to the hospitality of not only their employer and the grace of their host country, the United States.

Political crap like this is not appropriate for this site. How does this impact the technologies around operating systems?

It does not. Now one could argue that a well written historical article on the cryptowars and its impact on the development of relevant technologies in operating systems would be something that would be nice to read on here.

If this becomes a problem for the companies, they will either move on and keep their development here or they will move development to more friendly countries.

I do not seem to remember this site have articles about this when Obama did the same thing in 2011.

So I have to assume that this site is making hard shift to the left and is no longer a tech news site focused on the technologies around operating systems, but is a site that focuses on the politic of the tech industry.

As I said, if I want to hear about Sillyvally crying about this, I can turn on CNN. I can not turn on CNN and learn about the history of the Amiga platform.

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