Kara Swisher

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Christian the Lion Online Videos to Leap to the Multiplex?

Since Sony Pictures apparently wants to make a movie from the story of the two men who bought a lion from London’s Harrods department store, it’s a good time to replay one of the many online videos of their reunion a year after they released him into the wild in Africa.

Although the event took place in 1971, the videos of the meeting with Christian the Lion have been hugely popular on YouTube, with millions of views.

Here’s one of the videos:


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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