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Quotes of the Week: "The FBI had to spend $900,000 to hack it open"

“I was so struck when San Bernardino happened and you made overtures to allow that device to be opened, and then the FBI had to spend $900,000 to hack it open.”

Senator Diane Feinstein accidentally reveals how much the FBI spent to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple’s help


“We remain committed to our belief that it is not Cloudflare's role to make determinations on what content should and should not be online.”

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince responding to criticism about how it handles abuse online


“If you want to be a creative company, you've got to get comfortable with and enjoy the fact that people are going to copy your product if you make great stuff.”

Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegal on dealing with copycat competitors


“3 million autonomous miles on public roads! Accumulating more real world miles than ever, plus billions more in simulation.”

Waymo CEO John Krafcik on the company’s latest driverless car progress


“The problem here is they are fundamentally disempowering…You’re providing them with data and you’re giving up control, giving up influence. You can’t reshape their infrastructure, they’re not going to change things and tailor to your needs.”

Edward Snowden on the dangers of Public Cloud services


“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world. Instead of focusing resources on reporting, it would focus on aggregating and curating, pushing unfamiliar perspectives into our feeds and nudging us to diversity away from the ideologically comfortable material we all gravitate towards.”

MIT Director Ethan Zuckerman calling for a tax-payer funded social network


“The modern Wikipedia hosts 11–12 times as many pages as it did in 2005, but the WMF is spending 33 times as much on hosting, has about 300 times as many employees, and is spending 1,250 times as much overall. WMF's spending has gone up by 85% over the past three years.  Sounds a lot like cancer, doesn't it?”

Wikipedia contributor Guy Macon in an op-ed entitled “Wikipedia has cancer


"I respectfully disagree with their opinion, and I’m very sorry these gentlemen can’t use the best software on the market because of political reasons."

Kaspersky Labs founder Eugene Kaspersky, in a Reddit AMA, respsonding to a question about US intelligence officials refusing to use his product. He also said there were no backdoors in his technology and he was never a KGB agent.


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