Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:
At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:
"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."
@Matt_Noyes @iday Thanks, Matt. Had a few requests for meetings from MEPs but I’m not holding my breath for a timely political solution to this problem. There is just too much institutional corruption at play (lobbying, revolving doors, etc.) The only people they’re really talking to are the Googles and the Facebooks. So we build the alternatives and cross our fingers that they at least do their jobs enough that we don’t end up behind bars for building tech that respects human rights.
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