Quotes of the week: "Apple is the NSA of AI."

“It’s not part of the community, Apple is the NSA of AI.”

Jerry Kaplan, a teacher at Stanford, on Apple’s lack of public engagement around artificial intelligence


“The CRV partnership — united and unanimous — rejects Donald Trump’s candidacy for President of the United States.”

Venture firm CRV employs subtlety in a blog piece entitled “F*uck Trump


“The company’s strategy for user adoption has trampled on essential aspects of modern computing: user choice and privacy. We think that’s wrong.”

EFF statement criticising Microsoft’s Windows 10 strategy


“It takes some of the intellectual intrigue out of the problem, but the answer is almost always ‘slam on the brakes’.”

Andrew Chatham, Principle Engineer for Google’s driverless car project, outlines why there isn’t a moral dilemma around autonomous vehicles


“I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name.”

Barbra Streisand, clearly pushed to the limit by Siri’s pronunciation.


“We are deeply concerned with anything that may impact the integrity of our products or our customers’ networks, and Cisco remains steadfast in the position that we should be notified of all vulnerabilities if they are found.”

Cisco statement after undisclosed vulnerabilities previously found by the NSA were leaked online


“When WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook it was able to reassure users that it would remain independent. Now it's giving Facebook phone numbers - some might say that's a betrayal of trust. In a small way, it has gone back on what it said it wouldn't do.”

Pamela Clark-Dickson, principal analyst at Ovum, on WhatsApp’s new privacy policy


“If Roman was Canadian, this case would never have happened. There was definitely politics involved in this.”

John Henry Browne, lawyer of Russian MP’s son arrested for hacking US pizza chains, blames politics for his client’s arrest


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