Liz Gannes

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Bitly Stands by Redesign Despite User Complaints

Bitly yesterday launched a major redesign aimed at making its product more of a destination than a utility. Since then, many users have loudly complained about the complication of Bitly’s simple tools for shortening and sharing links. Bitly today said it was making some tweaks based on user feedback, but it doesn’t plan to pull back on its grand new vision.


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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