Kara Swisher

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Me on Murdoch Bid–In Living Color in Hollywood

In the interests of full disclosure, since I have done a post here and here on the issues surrounding the digital aspects of the $5 billion offer by Rupert Murdoch for Dow Jones, the owner of The Wall Street Journal and also this site, here is an interview I did a couple of weeks ago at the AlwaysOn OnHollywood for Andy Plesser of Beet.TV on the subject (and also on online video and this site too).

It is obviously my personal opinion and not that of Dow Jones, but I think I was pretty fair and balanced. Especially given the glamorous Hollywood Boulevard backdrop.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik