Peter Kafka

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Reddit’s Owner Says It Doesn’t Manage Reddit

“Reddit was spun off a year ago, and it operates as an independent company. Conde Nast has no involvement in the management of Reddit.”

– Advance.net chairman Steven Newhouse, in response to a query from AllThingsD regarding today’s Gawker story about Reddit and a user described as “The Biggest Troll on the Web.” Advance.net is the digital arm of Conde Nast parent Advance Publications; Advance remains Reddit’s majority shareholder, Newhouse confirmed.


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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