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Facebook “Acqhires” Acrylic App Designer Dustin MacDonald

Canada-based design studio Acrylic announced Friday that founder and engineer Dustin MacDonald has been “acqhired” by Facebook. It’s a talent deal, which means Acrylic’s existing apps and technology — Pulp and Wallet — aren’t a part of the purchase, and will continue to be available (though not developed further). MacDonald will join the Facebook design team under Kate Aronowitz, the current Facebook director of design.

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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