Peter Kafka

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Warner Music Group Tech Exec Ethan Kaplan Exits

Ethan Kaplan, the Warner Music Group tech guru last seen here thinking deep thoughts about data, is leaving the company. Kaplan, whose most recent post saw him running the “emerging technology” unit for the label, explains why he’s leaving on his blog, though he doesn’t say what he’ll be doing next. Meantime he’ll continue running the R.E.M. fansite Murmurs.com.


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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