Peter Kafka

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Jon Stewart Has a Problem With Barack Obama’s Email

Normally, Barack Obama gets praised for jumping on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Here, he gets dinged — particularly for the extra-casual email solicitations his campaign has been sending out. Good stuff:

By the way: I’d like to cite YouTube’s Tim Shey for pointing out Obama’s approach to email headers, because I think I saw him say that on Twitter recently. But, boy, oh boy, is it hard to search on Twitter, so I can’t confirm. Sorry, dude. Update: Confirmed!


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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