Arik Hesseldahl

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Hewlett-Packard Shareholders Approve Board Shake-Up

Hewlett-Packard shareholders approved the new makeup of the company’s board of directors at a meeting in Arlington, VA, today. The company had gotten some push-back from two shareholder advocacy groups, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, who advised their clients to vote against the nomination of as many as three directors standing for re-election. All directors nominated were re-elected. The company announced a dramatic board shake-up on January 20, adding, among others, former EBay CEO Meg Whitman.


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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