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Quotes of the week: "Driverless vehicles could be exploited by criminals"

On the election…


“The idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the election in any way is a pretty crazy idea.”

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook after facing criticism that fake news on the social network aided the rise of Donald Trump


 “It's the most patriotic thing I can do.”

Venture capitalist and Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar on his plans to secede California from the rest of the US in the wake of the Presidential election


“He has an awesomely difficult task, since it is long past time for us to face up to our country’s problems. We’re going to need all hands on deck.”

Peter Thiel, Facebook board member and major investor, in a statement after Trump’s win


“We in the tech community are willing to work with President-Elect Trump to help those Americans who need it most. The door is open. Very few people were as vocal in their opposition to Donald Trump as I was. But sitting on our hands for four years is a bad option.”

Chris Sacca, an early Twitter investor, on why it’s time to move on


“By and large, minus taxes and some tax repatriation issues, much about Trump’s rhetoric has been antithetical to most of the big businesses that are driving the economy.”

Box chief executive Aaron Levie on Trump’s apparent disconnect with the tech industry


“We should be cautious about putting too much faith or fear in elected officials. We’re never farther than an election away from a change in leader…. So what we need to think about now is not how do we defend against a president Donald Trump, but how do we protect the rights of everyone, everywhere, without regard to jurisdictions, without regard to borders?”

Ed Snowden is more worried about the spying machine than the make driving it



On everything else…


“I grew up being taught that the truth is always a sufficient defense against claims of defamation. Given the extensive documentation about the history of email, I’m sorry to find that that the adage no longer holds true.”

Dave Crocker, early contributor for internet standards, lambasting the fact Gawker will pay $750,000 to Shiva Ayyadurai after the publication denied his claims about inventing email


“The word cloud has been bastardized as other words - social, mobile and IoT. They become frothy terms over time, thus creating a bubble-like environment. And eventually it means nothing to no one.”

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey isn’t a fan of buzzwords


“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation. I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins the UBI bandwagon


“Driverless vehicles could be exploited by criminals, including terrorists, to be pre-programmed to carry out criminal acts.”

Ramzi Jabbour, deputy commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), fearing the worst about the potential of driverless cars


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