Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: RIP Sidney Lumet

Famed Hollywood director Sidney Lumet died over the weekend, which is a sad passing given his immense talent.

Along with classic movies like “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” Lumet also directed “Network.” It is BoomTown’s go-to film for the answers to every one of life’s questions.

At the very least, because of its iconic “mad as hell” scene with actor Peter Finch, embedded here:


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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