Lauren Goode

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“Can You Square Me Now?”

Mobile payments start-up Square has added AT&T to the list of retail partners that carry the Square credit-card-swiping dongle, joining Apple, Target, Walgreens, Best Buy and T-Mobile, among others. The card reader, which plugs into mobile phones and tablets and is aimed at small-business owners looking for credit card payment solutions, sells for $9.95 with a $10 rebate upon sign-up for new users.


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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