Peter Kafka

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New York Times Lands BBC Boss for CEO

The New York Times has hired Mark Thompson, the outgoing head of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new CEO. The Guardian first reported that Thompson was a likely candidate for the spot, which has been open since Janet Robinson departed last December.


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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