Kara Swisher

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Obama Signs a Euro-iPad (Hey, It's Almost Thanksgiving!)

Here is a funny video sent to us of President Barack Obama, while at the Lisbon summit this past week, signing an Apple iPad using a touchscreen software program.

“I’ve done this once before,” he said, as he signed the tablet like a pro. And, indeed, Obama had put his John Hancock on one in Seattle just a month ago.

Despite all the unrealized hope for some more progress in the digital arena by his administration, I guess he is the Internet President.

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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