Liz Gannes

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In Latest Internet Policy Win, ACTA Rejected by European Parliament

As expected, the European Parliament today rejected far-reaching copyright law ACTA, on a decisive vote of 478-39, with 165 abstentions. The international treaty still has support elsewhere in the world, including the U.S., but it hasn’t been ratified anywhere yet.


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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