Saturday, August 20, 2016

Oracle funding secretive anti-Google group: report (Siliconbeat)

A tangled web surrounding the Google Transparency Project
"The project is run by Campaign for Accountability, which does not reveal its funders and has endeavored to keep invisible its connection to New Venture Fund, a deep-pocketed public interest group.

New Venture Fund is spinning off Campaign for Accountability into a new organization called Hopewell Fund, which is where the story takes an odd turn: Hopewell director Michael Slaby, a high-profile digital strategist, runs a firm that has created an election-campaign digital platform funded by Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt, raising the question of why the head of Google’s parent company has financial ties to a key player in a group bent on diminishing Google."
Oracle funding secretive anti-Google group: report
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