Kara Swisher

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Scooby-Don’t Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Help, Google+

Robert Scoble, a.k.a. my favorite wacky character in Silicon Valley, is asking Google+ to take him off its suggested user list. In a post on the search giant’s social networking effort — on which he is a popular figure — the man I have nicknamed Scooby-Don’t wrote, among other reasons: “Any list that has Paris Hilton but not so many other deserving people on it isn’t a list I want to be on.” Rut-roh!


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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