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Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng and the PhoneGate Pie (Video)

You can read detailed coverage of Rupert and James Murdoch’s testimony in the PhoneGate hearings from Kara Swisher. But here’s the 30 seconds of footage you’ll see over and over today: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch attacked by a foam-pie-throwing protestor, who is then subdued by a crowd that includes Murdoch’s wife Wendi.

Worth noting that NWSA shares appeared to tick up a bit after the pie attack, and that the hearings restarted a few minutes later. And of course, we need to point out that this site is owned by News Corp.

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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