Peter Kafka

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Facebook Gets a New Friend in Washington

The bigger Facebook gets, the more time it’s going to spend in Washington. A new hire should help: The company has brought in Marne Levine, chief of staff of the National Economic Council, to take the newly created role of vice president of global public policy.


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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