Liz Gannes

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Quora Tones Down New Feature That Shows Who Viewed What Content

In response to user feedback, Quora is removing part of its interesting and controversial new Views feature, which shows which users have looked at a particular page and how they were referred from elsewhere on the service. Now, information about what people have viewed won’t be shown in the main Quora feed — though it will remain on question, answer and post pages.


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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