Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Executive Rebekah Brooks Finally Resigns

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of the News Corp. unit at the center of the PhoneGate scandal, has resigned. Her departure has been expected for a couple weeks, despite News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s repeated declarations of support. In other PhoneGate news, Murdoch told The Wall Street Journal that his company had made “minor mistakes,” but that reports that he might sell or spin off his newspapers are “pure rubbish.” 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