Liz Gannes

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With New App, IFTTT Automates the iPhone and the Connected World Around It

IFTTT, which helps people make rules for their Web services so they can customize things like how they get breaking sports news, is now available on the iPhone. The company’s native app helps users discover, make and track their “recipes,” and it adds new ways to control mobile photos, contacts and reminders. So, next time you take a photo with your front-facing iPhone camera, it can automatically get posted to a new Flickr “#selfie” album. Et cetera.


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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