Lauren Goode

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Congrats, Will and Kate! Now Give Us Back the Internet.

Feel like Royal Baby media coverage is 10 times worse than your friends’ incessant baby-picture-posting on Facebook, or has simply usurped more pressing issues, such as, perhaps, the economy? The Guardian has heard you: The British newspaper’s website has added a button to the upper-right-hand corner of its homepage to help you filter out the coverage of the wee royal. (It’s a boy, btw.) Feeling “Royalist”? Kate Middleton’s cherubic face will fill your homepage. More “Republican”? It’s back to soccer, golf and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Smashing!


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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