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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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