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Google Defends CBP Work After Employees Question Contract

  • Cloud CEO Kurian says deal doesn’t involve border enforcement
  • CBP may use Google tech for detecting fraud, drug trafficking
Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google.

Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google.

Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg
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A top Google executive defended a contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency after employees at the internet giant asked about the deal.

Workers raised the issue after a report last week sparked concern that Google technology may be helping the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies.