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Oprah to Do Live Interview at Facebook Next Week

Look under your seats, Facebook staffers! TV legend Oprah Winfrey will be the latest and greatest celebrity to pay a visit to Facebook, where she’ll sit for one of Facebook’s live-streamed video interviews with its community next week.

Winfrey, who apparently hit it off with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at this year’s Allen & Company mogul meetup, is due at Facebook on Sept. 8. In addition to the live video interview, she’ll meet with a gathering of local tech industry folks to discuss social media and the Oprah Winfrey Network, and she’ll appear at one of Sandberg’s exclusive dinner events for Silicon Valley women.

Winfrey is an active Facebook user, with nearly 6.3 million fans who have “Liked” her official page.

Facebook is already soliciting questions for the live chat, which starts at 1:30 pm PT next Thursday.

Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement


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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