Peter Kafka

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Facebook Buys Israeli Mobile Startup Snaptu

Facebook has purchased Snaptu, a mobile startup that develops software for “feature phones”–the non-smartphones that most of the world uses. The two companies had already collaborated on a “Facebook for Feature Phones” app in January. The Israeli company announced the deal on its blog, and says the acquisition is supposed to close in a few weeks.


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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