Peter Kafka

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James Murdoch Returns to Parliament for Another Round of PhoneGate Testimony

James Murdoch, News Corp.’s deputy chief operating officer, is once again testifying before the U.K. Parliament about his role in this summer’s PhoneGate scandal. Lawmakers are accusing Murdoch — who at one point had been the presumed successor to his father, Rupert — of not being truthful during the two men’s July appearance. You can watch the event live via this Webcast; News Corp. also owns this Web site.


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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