Kara Swisher

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Bartz — As Expected — Off Yahoo Board With a Pile of Goodbye Cash

Ousted CEO Carol Bartz has also left her seat on Yahoo’s board, the company said: “On September 9, 2011, Carol Bartz resigned from the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. effective immediately.” Now, despite a nondisparagement clause and disparaging statements about the board — including calling them “doofuses” — she is in line to get more than $10 million in severance payments.


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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