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BoomTown Talks About Privacy and Steve Jobs's Health on WSJ.com's "Digits"!

Here’s a video of an appearance I did this morning on the WSJ.com’s “Digits” online daily tech show about a post I did yesterday titled “Steve Jobs Asks for Privacy–and He Deserves It This Time.”

In it, I tried to make the controversial case for why the Apple co-founder and CEO should get some personal space from the endless media frenzy during his medical leave of absence from the company.

As “Digits” asked, “But as chief executive of the world’s most valuable technology company, how much privacy will he be granted?”

None, of course, since he is the most famous techie in history, but that’s my story and I am sticking to it.

I was on “Digits” with MediaMemo’s Peter Kafka, who did not agree with me (his boss!).

Here’s the interview video:


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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