Liz Gannes

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iGoogle Died Today

Google’s personalized homepage iGoogle no longer exists, as of today. The product had a long death sentence, with its shutdown announced in July of 2012. It’s not the same, but Google pointed users to its new app launcher grid tool that lives on the Web, on Android, on Chromebooks and in the Chrome browser. The iGoogle user data will be “permanently and irrevocably deleted,” Google said.


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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