Liz Gannes

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Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu to Video Chat on Google+ Tonight

After the South African government did not grant a visa to the Dalai Lama to enable his participation in Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s eightieth birthday celebration, the two men agreed to meet virtually using Google+ video Hangout, starting at 1:30 am PT Saturday. Google+ leader Vic Gundotra said the video would be posted later, adding that responses to the event have been divided between delight and quibbles that the Dalai Lama doesn’t conform to the service’s contentious real names policy.

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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