Peter Kafka

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Rupert, James Murdoch Prepare for a Parliamentary Grilling

Today in PhoneGate: Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch and embattled News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks all have a date with the British Parliament next week. They’re set to answer questions about the growing scandal on July 19. If you want a preview of what they’ll be facing, and you’re reading this early Wednesday morning, you can tune in to live coverage of the House of Commons, where Prime Minister David Cameron is fielding questions from lawmakers. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Senator Jay Rockefeller is calling on the “appropriate agencies” to look into News Corp.’s behavior in this country. This is where we note that News Corp. owns this Web site.


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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