Peter Kafka

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Cablevision Brings Live TV — In Your House — To iPhone, iPod, Too

Like to watch TV in your house, but don’t want to watch on your TV? Cablevision subscribers have already been able to watch live TV on their iPads, via an app the New York-area cable provider introduced in April; now the company is offering the same service for iPhones and iPods. The apps now function as remote controls as well. The service still won’t work once you leave your house, and Viacom is still suing Cablevision over the app.


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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