Peter Kafka

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No, That Amazing Hurricane Sandy Photo Isn’t Real

People! It’s 2012, and many of you should know better.

This sort of thing might seem convincing to Iranian propagandists, but the rest of us know about Photoshop, right? No?

In any case: This photo of the Statue of Liberty and an Emmerichian storm isn’t real. So, if you want to share it on Facebook and Twitter, best to write FAKE somewhere in the comment field.

There’s going to be plenty of amazing photography coming in the next few days. Why not stick with the real stuff?

“It is traditional, when the U.S. is menaced by a weather event, for people to tweet pictures of things that aren’t it.” More excellent commentary from “Is Twitter Wrong.”

 


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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