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[liberationtech] Palantir at Amsterdam Privacy Conference

Whonix whonix at riseup.net
Fri Sep 21 19:13:00 PDT 2018


This is horrbile , im unsubscribing to this bullshit.

Cristina (99):
> This is not new. I remember the Privacy Conference in Canada some years
> ago (i think it was on 2013 or 2014), sponsored by Facebook, and the
> most famous privacy-advocate activists going there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
> 
> Some of them read this mailing list, and work on privacy-advocate NGOs,
> or related conferences organization. 
> ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
> 
> 
> 
> On 21/09/18 22:52, Whonix wrote:
>> what kind of fucked up "Privacy Conference" to make Google and Microsoft
>> the sponspors?
>>
>> Félix Tréguer:
>>> Thanks for this initiative, which I gladly join.
>>>
>>> Microsoft and Google are also among the sponsors of this conference. And
>>> many of the concerns expressed about Palantir similarly applies to them.
>>>
>>> I think their ties to this conference, and more generally to the
>>> academic field, is also problematic. I just wish the statement had also
>>> acknowledged that.
>>>
>>> Thanks again,
>>>
>>> Félix
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 9/21/18 11:36 AM, Niels ten Oever wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>>
>>>> The Amsterdam Privacy Conference is about to kick off with Palantir as
>>>> the Platinum Sponsor. We, as a group of researchers and advocates are
>>>> dismayed by this. If you are too, consider signing up to the statement
>>>> below, by sending an email with your name and affiliation (or just your
>>>> organization if you want to sign up with your organization) to
>>>> signon at fundingmatters.tech. You can also find the statement at
>>>> https://fundingmatters.tech/
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>>
>>>> Niels
>>>>     
>>>>
> 


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