Last week, I shared the news that three presenters at the RSAC — the upcoming conference of the RSA “cybersecurity” corporation — had withdrawn from presenting as a way of protesting the revelation that RSA had accepted millions of dollars in payment on the hush from the National Security Agency, installing a “back door” method allowing the NSA to break RSA clients’ encryption and spy on their communications without a warrant, all while RSA continued to sell its products as “secure.”
A week later, the number of RSA conference presenters who have backed out of their planned talks in protest has expanded to ten.
Meanwhile, 18 out of the last 20 tweets on the #RSAC Twitter hashtag are voicing protest of RSA’s action and in support of a boycott of the RSA Conference. The only 2 of those tweets not in favor of boycotting the RSAC have been posted by RSA itself. The hashtag has become a bashtag.