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Salesforce staff ask CEO to revisit ties with US border agency

Hundreds of Salesforce.com Inc employees signed a letter to chief executive officer Marc Benioff criticising the company’s contracts with the US Customs and Border Protection agency, the latest in a series of staff protests at technology firms over government work.

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Towers and cameras, not a wall, keep migrants from crossing the border into Arizona

In the high desert east of this border town, the rolling hills topped with mesquite and palo verde trees are a picture of rugged desolation.

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Facebook posts put US Border Patrol on defensive at rough time

Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.

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Amid border wall debate, ‘smart’ tech raises questions too

As congressional Democrats counter US President Donald Trump’s border wall plan with a high-tech solution, the idea of a “smart” security barrier is raising fresh questions over the potential for intrusive surveillance.

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US offers Turkey technology to block Islamic State at Syria border

The United States is accelerating efforts to help Turkey clamp down on its border with Syria, senior US officials said, and for the first time will offer technologies to Ankara to help it secure the frontier.

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CES 2019: High-tech border wall plan on display

The same technology used in self-driving cars is being touted as a potential high-tech solution to the US border wall conundrum – with some added benefits.

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Consumers, brands scramble after China crackdown on cross-border shopping

A crackdown on China's cross-border online shopping trade has created commercial panic and prompted local consumers to seek ways to skirt the increased tariffs and stricter rules.

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South Koreans get 5G service in ‘scariest place’ on North Korea border

South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on June 27 it launched 5G services in one of the world's most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas.

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Parallel traders, beware: new facial recognition system installed at Hong Kong-Shenzhen border

Technology will also help to speed up customs checks on border that sees 640,000 crossings every day, authorities say.

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Tech CEOs voice opposition to family separations at border

Tech heavyweights from Apple Inc chief executive officer Tim Cook to Facebook Inc boss Mark Zuckerberg joined a chorus of Americans denouncing the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented children from their families at the border. But it’s unclear whether the industry has any real leverage to stop the practice.