Kara Swisher

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QOTD: Yahoo Agitator Dan Loeb’s School of Capitalist Rock

When I was in college I liked this Elvis Costello song, ‘What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?’ I think today we need a new song, ‘What’s So Funny About Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise and Accountability?’

– Yahoo activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point, in a speech after receiving the Columbia University 2012 John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement


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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