Computer People for Peace
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The Computer People for Peace was an activist organization active in the technology industry from 1968 to 1974.
The CPP had its roots in the anti-war movement of the 60s, Outside the anti-war movement, CPP was against “the use of computer information systems as a means of social control”, “corporate racism” and “the role of automation on rising unemployment.”, among other issues. They intermittently published a newsletter called "Interrupt" until at least March 1973.
In 1972 Computer People for Peace addressed Congress about the need to protect citizens from the potential misuse of computer technology.
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