Peter Kafka

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Andreessen, Cerf, Berners-Lee Share U.K. Engineering Prize

Time for Robert Kahn, Vint Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen to book a trip to London to go see the Queen: The five men are sharing the first-ever Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, honoring their contributions to the Internet and the World Wide Web. More details about the designation, which comes with a £1 million grant, here.


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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