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Quotes of the week: "The tech community will do what it always does, which is be adaptable."

“Not only will this force iPhone users to dole out additional cash to replace their hi-fi headphones, it will singlehandedly create mountains of electronic waste that likely won't get recycled.”

The Sum of Us, a website "fighting for people over profits", which organised the petition against Apple’s alleged plans to omit the 3.5mm socket from the iPhone 7


“It makes absolute sense to put tape on the webcam. [But] Sounds can travel through tape - it is just another membrane.”

Prof Alan Woodward, a computer security expert from the University of Surrey, on the image showing Mark Zuckerberg taped over his webcam and microphone


“Having clear laws with safeguards in place is more important than ever given the growing digital economy, and we will be speaking to government to present our view that reform of the U.K. law remains necessary.”

The ICO on data privacy law in light of the UK’s exit vote


“We could end up in a situation where British citizens have far less protections than their EU counterparts from their own government's intrusions on one hand and on the other, subject to more cyber-crime.”

Richard Patterson, director of Comparitech.com on cybersecurity in a post-Brexit UK


“The tech community will do what it always does, which is be adaptable. Stay calm, tune into Glastonbury, watch the Euros, and get back to business.”

Noted tech investor Saul Klein on why it’s not as bad as all that


“Far-fetched tales of West African riches strike most as comical… by sending an email that repels all but the most gullible the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select, and tilts the true to false positive ratio in his favor.”

Microsoft Research into why Nigerian scammers say they are from Nigeria


“A careful balance … on how we balance the needs, or the rights, to have access to the internet versus the use of the internet illegally by folks like ISIL.”

Acting Assistant Defense Secretary Thomas Atkins explaining internet access in Raqqa and other ISIS-controlled areas hasn’t been disrupted due to the effect it would have on civilians


“There are symbiotic relationships here, but cousins should not get married.”

Shawn Kravetz, a fund manager at Esplanade Capital LLC, on why Elon Musk’s Tesla buying Elon Musk’s Solar City has upset many investors


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