Peter Kafka

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Conde Elevator Tweeter Remains Masked

For those of you still following the saga of “CondeElevator,” the anonymous Twitter account supposedly written by a Conde Nast employee: It’s probably not written by Conde editor John Jannuzzi, says the Daily Beast. This update comes a day after the same publication cited “multiple sources” identifying Jannuzzi as the account’s author. And several hours after Jannuzzi himself said he wasn’t the Twitterer in question. The Daily Beast now says it “overstated the likelihood that Jannuzzi was behind the feed,” and that it “regret[s] publishing the update.” Back to work! Or vacation!


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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