Quotes of the week: "There can be no app for stupidity."

“The bulk collection of everyone's internet browsing data is disproportionate, creates a security nightmare for the ISPs who must store the data - and rides roughshod over our right to privacy.”

Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the passing of the Snooper’s Charter into law


“It is one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy. Theresa May has finally got her snoopers’ charter and democracy in the UK is the worse for it.”

Open Rights Group Executive Director Jim Killock also wasn’t happy


“It would likely take time. But I do think it’s possible that in the fullness of time AWS could be the largest business in Amazon.”

AWS CEO Andy Jassy on the future of Jeff Bezos’ Cloud division


“But, dear Mark, you are the world’s most powerful editor. I think you are abusing your power, and I find it hard to believe that you have thought it through thoroughly.”

Espen Egil Hansen, Editor-in-chief and CEO of Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten, calling out Facebook’s inconsistent handling of photos on the site in an open letter


“There can be no app for stupidity.”

Hemank Lamba, Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Software Research, in a statement relating a study of selfie-related deaths


“A small number of customer routers have been affected, and we have deployed additional network-level controls to further protect our customers.”

TalkTalk downplay its latest security problem as it’s hit by the Mirai worm and has connections taken offline


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