Kara Swisher

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Should Twitter Ban Hamas?

Should Twitter allow named terrorist groups to continue to tweet? Not according to a group of Republican House members, who have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to force the San Francisco-based social communications company to ban accounts of organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah. “The FBI and Twitter must recognize sooner rather than later that social media is a tool for the terrorists,” said a letter from Rep. Ted Poe of Texas.


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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