Liz Gannes

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Jon Stewart Finds the Humor in the FCC Fining Google (Video)

This week, the FCC fined Google $25,000 for impeding its investigation of the company’s Wi-Fi data collection. As Jon Stewart put it last night on The Daily Show, “The fine is less than you would get for a particularly flashy NFL touchdown dance.”

Stewart even got in a Lycos joke, but his real target was the softness of the federal government on all sorts of investigations.


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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