Kara Swisher

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Next Up on Chinese Hacking Media List: The Washington Post

According to a report in the New York Times, along with that newspaper, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, another media organization targeted by hackers apparently originating out of China is the Washington Post. But, it might be worse than that. Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the issue in her final meeting with reporters, noting: “We have seen over the last years an increase in not only the hacking attempts on government institutions but also nongovernmental ones. [The Chinese] are not the only people who are hacking us.”


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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