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Activists pressure Colbert to skip RSA Conference

The same Massachusetts digital rights group that led a successful Internet uprising against antipiracy legislation in 2012 is taking aim at RSA, the Bedford cybersecurity giant accused of conspiring with the National Security Agency on its data-snooping program.

The organization, Fight for the Future, has started an online petition to pressure comedian Stephen Colbert to cancel his planned keynote address at RSA’s upcoming annual conference, one of the biggest in the cybersecurity industry, and join a growing boycott by influential technologists who are upset with the company’s possible role in aiding widespread NSA spying activities.

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