Liz Gannes

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Social Networking Privacy Bill Stalls in California Senate

The California Senate bill that has social networking companies worried about government regulation of their user privacy settings failed to gain a majority of votes on Friday. Bill author Ellen Corbett said she would try for another vote next week. Companies like Facebook are pushing the angle that the work needed to comply with more restrictive privacy settings would have a negative effect on the California economy.


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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