Lauren Goode

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Just When You Thought Christmas Was Over: Apple’s Freebie App

Apple’s holiday gift to you: Even more Coldplay. Today, Apple rolled out its “12 Days of Christmas” app for iOS devices, offering free daily downloads of music and media through Jan. 6. The app — for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and all iPads, as well as newer iPod touch devices — is available to users in the U.K., Canada, and parts of Europe; Apple did not respond to an inquiry about whether the app will be made available in the U.S. According to Boy Genius Report and others, the first free downloads are several Coldplay songs and videos, including a live album from a recent iTunes event in London.


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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