The Tech Garden
On Wednesday, Donald Trump was supposed to clarify how he intends to extricate himself from the myriad conflicts of interest his company presents. Wednesday’s meeting — organized by Silicon Valley investor, Facebook board member and Trump adviser Peter Thiel — did include tech executives who have been the target of public beefs from Trump. A group of engineers and other tech workers issued a statement asserting that they would refuse to participate in the creation of databases that could be used by the government to target people based on their race, religion or national origin. Not every computer repair tech or company adhere to the industry ethical practices of not snooping around on a client’s computer.
Despite resistance to a tech summit from anti-Trump voices in Silicon Valley, tech’s biggest names did not pass up a chance for a face-to-face with the incoming president. He holds a degree in Industrial …