Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Gloomy “Dark Knight Rises”

Oh, lord — it’s back to the whispery tones and deep, dark thoughts of global Armageddon again, in the latest installment of the “Batman” movie franchise, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

I was depressed for a good 30 minutes after watching this trailer, which features death, destruction, ennui, class warfare and the most freakish mask on a villain since “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Try not to weep:

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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