Peter Kafka

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“Abduction” Is Facebook’s First “Day-and-Date” Movie Rental

Lionsgate is letting Facebook users stream rentals of “Abduction” via the site today, at the same time the Taylor Lautner movie is coming out on discs and conventional digital outlets. Last year Warner Bros. became the first studio to offer rentals via Facebook, but until now the movies have all been older catalog releases. A 48-hour rental via Facebook costs $3.99; Milyoni, a start-up that specializes in Facebook commerce, is handling the transaction.


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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