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Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us at All Things Digital

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The massive newsgathering operation that is All Things Digital is winding down for the holiday, as staffers head off to the comforts of home, family and friends. Here’s hoping all of you are headed in the same direction. News willing, the site will be quiet for Christmas, but back in action on Boxing Day. Until then, enjoy some festive downtime.

And we mean, of course, Festivus, the fantastic holiday created by George Costanza’s father on “Seinfeld,” which actually takes place on December 23 (but we are claiming it anyway).

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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