Kara Swisher

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Lance Armstrong Talks About France, Cycling and Livestrong.com

BoomTown managed to sneak into the green room at the Web 2.0 Summit last night to get a little chit-chat in with Lance Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France cycling race title.

Armstrong is now probably going for his eighth one, much to the chagrin of France (yes, the whole country, as Armstrong notes in one of the clips in the video below), part of his “comeback” from a three-year retirement.

Here’s a video of him talking to me about his health and fitness Web site, Livestrong.com, and some snippets from his onstage interview with Web 2.0’s John Battelle, along with some crazy bidding for a bicycle he signed:


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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