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Quotes of the week: "My ability to communicate on the web without being spied on is really, really crucial"

“We're talking about it being just a human right that my ability to communicate with people on the web, to go to websites I want without being spied on is really, really crucial.”

Creator of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee – who this week won the Turing Award – on the need for governments to respect online privacy. He also called the recent decision to allow ISPs to sell user information in the US “appalling” and “disgusting”


“The Accenture rumour is completely untrue. Never even considered it. Completely made up.”

Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger on whether Oracle was planning to acquire Accenture. At least she didn’t call it fake news


“It may be the worst code I've ever seen… You can see that nobody with any understanding of security looked at this code or wrote it. It's like taking an undergraduate and letting him program your software.”

Security researcher Amihai Neiderman’s description of Samsung’s Tizen Operating System


“People have come to view the magic of Moore’s Law as something normal and unexceptional. That’s a testament to the success of Moore’s Law, actually. In some ways it’s harder to explain because people have now come to take it for granted.”

Intel VP Kaizad Mistry on the challenge of keeping Moore’s Law alive


“It's like Peach and some of those other platforms.”

Actor William Shatner’s unfavourable opinion of Mastodon, a decentralised Twitter clone that has hit the headlines recently. Mastodon the band – after which the site is named – embraced an opportunity to promote their new album


“AI is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it & so claims to do it.”

Mariya Yao, Head of Design at AI & Bot research firm TopBots, on the AI buzz


“No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy. He isn't detail oriented, organized or big picture enough to pull off any time of conspiracy.”

Mark Cuban on whether President Trump was colluding with Russia during last year’s US elections


“I'm not taking that trip until Elon Musk sends his Mother and brings her back alive. Then I'm good for it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson commenting on whether he’d ride in one of SpaceX’s rockets to Mars


“Can't have had much penetration testing, then.”

IDG Connect writer Dan Robinson on the hacking of an IoT sex toy


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