Kara Swisher

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Kara Visits MySpace Party in San Francisco!

At the end of the night of the first day of the Web 2.0 Summit, MySpace threw a party at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, where the No. 1 social-networking site showed off its Beverly Hills style and planted a flag (in the form of a new office about to open in the city soon) to counter Facebook’s much-hyped popularity with Silicon Valley types.

It was quite a fancy shindig, with more Web kingpins than you can shake a third-party app at, including YouTube Co-Founder Chad Hurley, News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch (owner of MySpace), VC Ron Conway and, of course, a clutch of Facebook execs (who are deep in negotiations over new funding and deals, but managed to travel an hour north for a free drink).

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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