Zynga Appoints New Executive Director for Its Philanthropic Arm

Ken Weber has been appointed as executive director of Zynga.org, the social gaming company’s philanthropic division, to which players have contributed over the years. The company said earlier that a portion of its $1 billion stock offering in December will go toward charitable causes through Zynga.org. Weber spent the past six years as COO at The ONE Campaign, an advocacy organization focused on fighting poverty and preventable disease in Africa.


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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