Liz Gannes

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Bebo Founders and Shareholders Sue New Owner

Bebo’s co-founders Michael and Xochi Birch and other investors are suing its new owners and seeking $5 million in damages, paidContent reports. The group was persuaded to put more money into Bebo after Criterion Capital Partners bought the social network from AOL in 2010. The investors allege that Criterion has mismanaged the site and withheld information from them.


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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