Peter Kafka

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Pro Baseball Clips Walk, but Don’t Run, to YouTube

Up till now, if you’ve found a highlight clip from a pro baseball game on YouTube, it probably wasn’t supposed to be there: Major League Baseball has been diligent about keeping its stuff off the world’s biggest video site. Now that is changing, with a pact to bring highlights and other goodies to YouTube. But it’s not happening fast: Highlights for current games won’t appear until two days after they’re completed.


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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