Peter Kafka

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Want to Lend the New York Times Some Money?

The publisher says it will launch a $200 million debt offering, and will use the money for “general corporate purposes including, among other things, to pay down debt and other financial obligations.” The company had previously announced that it would pay off the $250 million it owes Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim ahead of schedule, but didn’t say where it would get the money. So go ahead and connect a dot or two if you’d like.


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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