Peter Kafka

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U.K. Parliament Wants to Hear From James Murdoch Again

James Murdoch will likely be asked to make a return trip to Parliament. British lawmakers say they expect to recall the News Corp. official, who answered questions about the PhoneGate scandal during a July 19 hearing, because former News Corp. employees have since contradicted his testimony. (News Corp. also owns this Web site.) Separately, the board of satellite TV company BSkyB has voted to keep Murdoch in his chairman spot; News Corp. owns a 39 percent stake in that company.


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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