Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Kills “Seduction Guide” Campaign, After the Fact

Following an online outcry, Kickstarter on Friday removed a completed campaign for a book that promised to teach men how to get women to sleep with them. However, Kickstarter said it could not take back the $16,000 it had already transferred from backers to the project’s creator. The company is banning “seduction guides,” and donating $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization.


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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