Liz Gannes

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Michelle Obama Sends Her First Tweet

This week, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama personally pressed the button to send out her first tweet, complete with a hashtag, a URL and her initials. The White House commemorated the occasion with a blog post and a YouTube video.


Military families serve our nation too. Let’s all show our appreciation by #JoiningForces with them. Get involved: http://t.co/YryjAhl5 –mo
@JoiningForces
Joining Forces

Obama tweeted not from a personal account but rather from @JoiningForces, which is an initiative to support military veterans and their families. Then she gave herself some sign-language applause.


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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