Lauren Goode

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Facebook Working With Antivirus Vendors to Ward Off Spam, Malware

Facebook has partnered with a handful of antivirus software vendors to add their security services to its URL blacklist system, meant to protect users against spam and malware. Six-month antivirus software licenses from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec will also be available to Facebook’s 900 million users for free.


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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