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Facebook Snags Former Netflix Engineering VP John Ciancutti

John Ciancutti, formerly VP of product engineering at Netflix, has joined Facebook as a director of engineering, according to an update in his LinkedIn profile. Ciancutti was an early engineer at Netflix, having spent more than a decade at the company in various roles related to user interface interaction and personalization technology. In his new role, according to LinkedIn, Ciancutti will manage “engineering responsibilities for applications related to photos, video, location and events.”


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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