Software pioneer quits board of…

Software pioneer quits board of Groove

“Mitchell D. Kapor, a personal computer industry software pioneer and a civil liberties activist, has resigned from the board of Groove Networks after learning that the company’s software was being used by the Pentagon as part of its development of a domestic surveillance system.

Kapor was the original author of the Lotus spreadsheet, founder of the ground-breaking Lotus Corporation, and a co-founder of the Electronic Freedom Foundation. He is a tireless organizer for computer privacy and opposed to onerous government surveillance. In other words, a certifiable good guy.

And how groovy of Groove to want to spy on us all. Email Groove and let them know how you feel at

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