Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Calls Up Larry Page To Talk CISPABy: Zach Walton - April 10, 2013
Pro-privacy proponents and Internet activists are obviously concerned about CISPA. The bill would allow corporations to share private user data with the government while enjoying complete legal immunity. What’s more concerning, however, is that major Internet companies that deal in private data aren’t saying anything about CISPA.
To find out what these companies think, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian attempted to call Google CEO Larry Page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to ask them about their stance on CISPA. Humorously enough, the Google representative claims that there’s no Larry Page at Google, but then says that he’s just not in. Similar situations unfolded when he attempted to contact the others:
Speaking of petitions, the petition asking the White House to stand against CISPA crossed the 100,000 signature threshold in early March. There has yet to be a response, but the Obama administration stood against CISPA last year. We can only hope that they will do so again.[h/t: Reddit]