Arik Hesseldahl

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QOTD: A Missing Google Exec Tweets His Release

“Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it.”

A Tweet by Wael Ghonim, Google’s head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa who’s being called a hero of the uprising in Egypt upon his release by authorities there today. He disappeared more than a week ago.


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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