Mike Isaac

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Facebook Deep-Sixes User Voting

Facebook’s site-wide user governance vote came to a close on Monday, and with it the ability for users to vote on any major changes to the social network. A third of Facebook’s billion-plus user base was required to weigh in to keep user voting in play, but as I noted earlier, that was unlikely to happen. Just over 650,000 users voted, less than one half of one percent of Facebook’s total user base. Facebook will also migrate Instagram’s servers over to Facebook’s own infrastructure as a result of the vote.


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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