Kara Swisher

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A Matador in San Francisco Fights for Wireless

A bullfighter in a San Francisco Starbucks complaining about high wireless fees to jack in while sipping coffee?

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Actually, this is a very sly ad for FON, the Spain-based company trying to build a global community of Foneras, people who share their wireless connection using special routers and in turn get to use the WiFi of others. Founded by Martin Varsavsky, some of its investors include Index Ventures, Skype, Google and Sequoia Capital.

While the bizarre matador agonizes over the cost of access, he also utters the classic line to someone in the coffee shop with more immediate safety concerns: “If I’m here, don’t worry for bulls.”

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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