Liz Gannes

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1000memories’ Nuts-and-Bolts Way to Bring the Past Online: Scanning Old Photos

While Facebook’s new Timeline aims to help users tell their personal stories from birth to the present, it’s somewhat hollow, because many users don’t have much in the way of online updates or photos from before they joined Facebook. Now start-up 1000memories has built a simple iPhone scanner app called ShoeBox to digitize old printed photos. Photos can be shared with family and friends on 1000memories and exported to Facebook.


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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