Arik Hesseldahl

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Yahoo Names AOL Exec as New Policy Head

Yahoo has named Tekedra Mawakana as the new director of its global public policy and strategy team. She’ll be working global governmental affairs and will head up policy initiatives with industry and government agencies. Mawakana had worked at AOL since 2001 as senior VP of public policy and deputy general counsel.


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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