Peter Kafka

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Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong as CEO

Reddit has a new CEO. Former Facebook engineer Yishan Wong is joining the rapidly growing social news site, which owner Conde Nast is spinning out as a separate company — in part, so it could recruit people like Wong. “I’m not looking to step in and make ‘big, bold changes’ — I think reddit is great, and the team has a lot of good features already in the pipeline,” Wong wrote on a blog post announcing his move.

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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