Peter Kafka

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No, That's Not Really Someone Giving Birth on Google Street View

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and it could easily be a slow news day (unless you’re interested in armed conflict between North and South Korea). So: Yes, that photo of someone giving birth on a German street, supposedly captured by Google’s roving Street View camera, isn’t real. Just ask Google.


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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