Liz Gannes

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Archives.com Joins the Ancestry.com Family for $100M

Following its high-profile release of the 1940 U.S. Census as official government partner, Archives.com is being bought by Ancestry.com for $100 million in cash. While Archives.com team members will move over with the acquisition, the company they came out of, Inflection, will stay independent and plans “a major new product offering in the online identity space.”


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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