Peter Kafka

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No Yahoo CEO Job for Me, Says Yahoo Board Member David Kenny

Yahoo board member David Kenny, whose name has been floated as a CEO candidate as the company looks for a Carol Bartz replacement, says he doesn’t want the job. “I am not — and will not be — a candidate for the CEO position,” Kenny told Advertising Age in a statement. Last week, Kenny stepped down after a one-year stint as president of Akamai, a move he said was a “coincidence.”


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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