Arik Hesseldahl

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Intel to Lay Off 700 as Massachusetts Plant Closes

Chipmaker Intel plans to close a fab in Hudson, Mass., and fire about 700 people as a result, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Intel first acquired the facility, now used to make low-end chips, from Digital Equipment Corp. in 1998. The company said 100 people will lose their jobs over the next four months; the rest will stay on until the plant closes for good.


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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