Liz Gannes

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Diaspora Says It’s Back on Track, Joins Y Combinator Program

Diaspora, the open source social network that rose to fame on the back of Facebook privacy scandals and one of the first viral Kickstarter campaigns, is now rebuilding itself around creative self-expression, following setbacks including the suicide of a co-founder, as detailed in this good Bloomberg Businessweek profile. One tidbit the profile reveals is that the team has been accepted to participate in the next round of Y Combinator, starting next month.


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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