Arik Hesseldahl

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Mark Hurd Appeals Order to Release the Fisher Letter

Oracle President Mark Hurd has appealed a ruling by a judge in Delaware ordering the public release of a redacted version of the letter that brought an end to his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, according to Bloomberg News. On March 17, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons Jr. ordered HP to release the letter as part of an ongoing shareholder suit against that company. Hurd’s lawyers have appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. Hurd has argued that the letter, which contains contractor Jodie Fisher’s allegations of sexual harassment, is personal.


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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