John Paczkowski

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“Ted has extremely strong connections with the Republican party, and we think that’s a good thing.” That’s what Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of communications and public policy, had to say about Ted Ullyot, who joins the company as its vice president and general counsel this month. A former chief of staff to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Ullyot handled the government’s response to the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. He’s the latest high-profile addition to the company’s management team–which now includes a handful of Google (GOOG) veterans, one of whom once served as chief of staff at the Treasury Department during the Clinton administration. Ullyot “has an extraordinary combination of private legal practice and public sector experience,” Schrage told the Los Angeles Times. “So many of the legal issues we face touch on both of those arenas. He is equally comfortable helping us expand internationally as he is in helping us navigate complicated legal issues we may face in Washington. Ted’s arrival really demonstrates we’re a little more grown up.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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