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AT&T Apologizes for 9/11 Tribute That Many Found Offensive

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 10.04.45 AMAT&T posted an apology Wednesday after a 9/11-related tribute that many found to be in poor taste.

The Twitter post said “Never Forget” and featured a photo of the New York skyline with a smartphone showing the area where the Twin Towers stood. A post on BuzzFeed called it “without a doubt the tackiest 9/11 memorial on the Internet.”

“We apologize to anyone who felt our post was in poor taste,” AT&T said after the backlash. “The image was solely meant to pay respect to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.”

The Los Angeles Lakers also posted a 9/11 tweet of dubious taste (since deleted).

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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