Peter Kafka

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QOTD: Rip Van Winkle 2.0

I’ve never logged onto Facebook before but I hear it’s nice. In terms of e-mail, Facebook has it built in.

Former “spam king” Robert Soloway, who has spent the last three years and eight months away from his computer while serving a federal prison sentence. Soloway, who was released last week, sent out 10 trillion emails during a 10-year spam career. Probation officers will monitor his computer use for the next three years.


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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