Come see Pando in LA or San Jose tomorrow evening
If you're planning on being in either Los Angeles or San Jose tomorrow evening, here are your plans:
In LA from 6pm tomorrow, Sarah Lacy interviews Whisper CEO Michael Heyward at the next installment of our Pando Monthly event series. Given our recent coverage of anonymous apps like Secret and Ask.fm, it's sure to be a -- uh -- lively conversation. As I write this, there are just a few tickets left at the sponsored price (thanks Rackspace!) of $20. Get yours here.
Yasha Levine, a writer for Silicon Valley techblog PandoDaily and former editor-in-chief of The eXile, will be returning from a summer vacation on the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine to discuss his research into the massive amount of personal information that is collected on a daily basis by private tech companies around the valley, and what those companies are doing and could potentially do with that information.
While everyone has their undies in a bunch over revelations that the NSA has been spying on American citizens, companies like Google and Facebook are sucking up data on everything from political sympathies to sexual orientation. Furthermore, Tor—which purports to anonymize online searches—was developed, built and financed by the U.S. military and intelligence establishment. For more information go to C2SV.com.