Arik Hesseldahl

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Cisco CEO Chambers Files to Sell Shares

Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers has adopted a plan to sell a combined 2.8 million shares of the company’s shares by mid 2014 in a pre-arranged plan, according to a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chambers will sell 1.3 million shares awarded under a plan approved in 2005 and another 1.5 million shares from other holdings. The shares terminate in September 2014. As of Friday’s closing price of $19.96 a share, the shares would be worth $56 million. Cisco shares fell Friday by more than 1 percent, but have risen by more than 10 percent this year.


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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