Liz Gannes

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Pinterest Hires Facebook’s Barry Schnitt to Lead Communications

Pinterest has hired Barry Schnitt as its new head of communications and public policy. Schnitt had been at Facebook for the past four years, and eight more before that at Google. He’ll start at Pinterest next month. (Excuse the inside baseball, but from a press perspective, Pinterest has been nearly impenetrable lately despite its wide usage and impact.)


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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