Lauren Goode

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Proust Will Live On, Separate From IAC

Proust, a social-journaling service owned by IAC, was slated to shut down today, after just a six-month run. But Proust isn’t shutting down, after all: The service sent an email to users saying that it will remain active due to an outpouring of support from the Proust community. The service is now independent of IAC, and is being run by anonymous investors and entrepreneurs operating under Proust Interactive LLC.


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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