Liz Gannes

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Privacy Startup Personal Raises $4.5M

The startup Personal, which makes a digital vault for safe storage of personal information, has raised $4.5 million in a round led by Bill Miller of investment manager Legg Mason, bringing it to $20 million raised in total. Washington, D.C.-based Personal recently switched from a free consumer service to a paid service that larger enterprises offer to consumers, but it hasn’t announced any partners yet. Personal also disclosed that Esther Dyson and Jonathan Miller are on its board.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work