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Akamai is a computing company founded by MIT researchers (co-founder was MIT Applied Math professor Tom Leighton) that’s well-known for servicing the US war machine. In 2014, for example, Akamai received over $1.3M for providing “web hosting” to the Department of Homeland Security. Akamai’s swanky offices are in the heart of Cambridge, and the company’s presence contributes to the displacement and banishment of working-class communities, especially working-class communities of color.

145 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

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