Talk:Center for Democracy and Technology

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Updated financials...[edit]

I work at CDT as the Senior Staff Technologist there. I saw that the statement that we are 50% funded by corporations and realized that was based off of older financial statements. So I've updated that text and the citation to reflect the current figure of 33%. --Joebeone (Talk) 19:31, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Reverted previous change per organizational policy against making changes to our own WP page. --Joebeone (Talk) 17:05, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Biased History[edit]

I find the wording of the history section to be biased. At CDT, the goal is not to preserve an "inside strategy" and a "seat at the table"... those kinds of statements come most often from detractors and critics of CDT (some of whom are my friends), like Chris Soghoian and Declan McCullagh. I would describe our strategy as making the least worst and most positive outcome, and we do recognize that in order to work in DC, you cannot play an antagonistic game that other organizations may choose to use. Anyway, I could offer up a suggested toning down of that rhetoric to reflect a more nuanced version of our strategy (for example, see the arguments here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-harris/cispa-changes-show-power-_b_3141735.html ). However, I wouldn't want to make this change without someone that could check my own bias as a CDT staffer. --Joebeone (Talk) 19:37, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Update: I won't be making these changes, but would ask other editors to re-evaluate that language. --Joebeone (Talk) 17:06, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Updated content[edit]

Content was added to create a more informative page that parallels other non-profit pages. I'd also consider flagging the history section for biased content and will consider editing if fellow wiki editors weigh in. Overoak (talk) 23:09, 4 June 2014 (UTC)