Why we won’t be applying for the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards Fellowship shortlist (Ind.ie was among the 85 longlisted candidates)
TL;DR: Because Google is a sponsor and we don’t want to be associated with a surveillance capitalist.
@miwilc Not all. Money is influence. We’d rather say no to money than to legitimise them.
The point we will start to win the war against Big Data is the same as the point we started to win against Big Tobacco – when it started becoming socially unacceptable (before that, remember that doctors used to be on tobacco ads). All we’re saying is that we won't be those doctors and we hope others won't be also.
@aral Very impressed by your political stands. Bravo.