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RSA Boycot Group Sets Up Rival Conference 84

Posted by samzenpus
from the try-us-instead dept.
judgecorp writes "The group of security experts who urged people to boycot the RSA conference (over allegations that the security firm RSA has taken a $10 million bribe from the NSA to weaken the security of its products) have put together a rival conference called TrustyCon just down the road from San Francisco's Moscone Center, where the EMC-owned firm will have its conference at the end of February."
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RSA Boycot Group Sets Up Rival Conference

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  • colbert (Score:5, Funny)

    by schneidafunk (795759) on Monday January 20, 2014 @02:22PM (#46015801)

    Does anyone know if Steven Colbert is still headlining the conference?

  • by kamapuaa (555446) on Monday January 20, 2014 @02:28PM (#46015865) Homepage

    What the fuck? A boycot in Sand Francisco? Does Samzenpus even read this stuff?

  • by ThatsNotPudding (1045640) on Monday January 20, 2014 @02:52PM (#46016121)
    No Government Spooks (nor their hand maidens).
  • Spelling (Score:5, Informative)

    by wonkey_monkey (2592601) on Monday January 20, 2014 @02:56PM (#46016171) Homepage

    The word is boycott [wikipedia.org].

  • I hope the conference has a good turnout and results in something useful that pisses off the feds.

    • by Intron (870560)

      Don't worry. They will be attending. And taking names.

    • by cbhacking (979169)

      Something else many slashdotters may be in a position to do is to vote with their dollars. Even if you can't actually attend or help fund one conference or the other, take note of which companies attend which. Follow the money, and promote those who don't agree with the actions of the NSA and, by extension, with RSA. If attending the RSA conference is a mark against themselves in the eyes of potential customers, fewer companies will attend. If the sponsors and attendees of the new conference get extra busin

  • With a name like that, what is not to trust?

  • Sand Francisco [sic]
  • Maybe I'm becoming jaded, but I don't think the United States is a good place to hold a security conference. I know, this year the TrustyCon organizers have to accommodate previous arrangements, but next time they should hold the conference in a place less likely to arrest security researchers [infotoday.com] and harass pioneers whose work is featured in every computer on every desk and in every smartphone. [fas.org]

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