Liz Gannes

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Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Calls Gender Discrimination Charges False

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and public leader John Doerr today issued a statement that directly rejects the gender discrimination lawsuit leveled against the firm by partner Ellen Pao. Doerr said his firm intends to defend itself “vigorously” against the “false allegations,” adding the charges had previously been found to be without merit by an independent expert, and reiterated KPCB’s track record of hiring and funding women and their companies. The full statement is here.


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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