Peter Kafka

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Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired for Boneheaded Tweeting

In case you needed one, here’s a “Think before you tweet” reminder, courtesy of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, which has fired an employee who used Twitter to suggest that the best way to deal with protesters in Wisconsin would be to “Use live ammunition.” Mother Jones has the details.


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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