Friday December 6, 2019

Privacy takes centre stage at Web Summit

Speakers at the Lisbon event looked at online dangers to democracy and the challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Editor

@emmetjryan
10th November, 2019
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Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit, talked of building relationships and sharing ideas

Pasteis de nata, privacy and pretty much whatever you wanted were on the menu at Web Summit in Lisbon last week. The Portuguese custard tarts have become the mandatory way for attendees to restore some energy during the 70,000-person event, while the line-up meant privacy was always going to be the key topic.

Edward Snowden did an interview via video link at the opening ceremony, and was followed by an on-stage appearance by Guo Ping,...

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