Quotes of the week: "Edward Snowden is no hero"

“Amazon’s lead is over. Amazon’s going to have serious competition going forward.”

Oracle’s Larry Ellison talks tough at this week’s OpenWorld conference


“WIRED is only half right: Hillary Clinton is everything that Silicon Valley has been fighting against since Al Gore invented the internet.”

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson thinks Wired should back his campaign


“AI is an incredibly powerful tool and is already changing our lives. It performs better than a human at many things, but it’s nothing like a human. And it’s not going to take over the world.”

University of Bath researcher Joanna Bryson doubts our new robot overlords


“It reminds me of the US's Cold War program of flying high-altitude planes over the Soviet Union to force their air-defense systems to turn on, to map their capabilities.”

Security researcher Bruce Schneier believes some unknown actor is probing the world’s internet infrastructure for weaknesses


“Safer, more accessible driving. Less congested, less polluted roads. That’s what harnessing technology for good can look like. But we have to get it right. Americans deserve to know they’ll be safe today even as we develop and deploy the technologies of tomorrow.”

Op-Ed by President Obama announcing a new framework for driverless cars on US roads


“It is not simply a file-sharing, or messaging, or emailing, or communication app. It is the architecture that should have been the internet. A distributed non-peer-to-peer system that will make the cloud completely obsolete.”

The ever-shy John McAfee discussing his company’s latest acquisition, Demonsaw


“Edward Snowden is no hero—he’s a traitor who willfully betrayed his colleagues and his country.”

Rep. Devin Nunes isn’t in favour of Snowden getting a presidential pardon


“If people want to cheat, I can't do anything about it. But I thank social media as it helped to boost my sales and I am thankful for everyone who came down.”

Malaysia’s “Uncle David”, who, thanks to social media isn’t bankrupt


“We have confirmed, based on a recent investigation, that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from our network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor.”

Yahoo’s announcement on its data breach


To help “cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our children’s lifetime”.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announce they’re investing $3 billion of their personal finances


“They’re trying to use computer science to solve one of the most complex and deadly challenges humans face: Cancer.”

Microsoft announce what its computer scientists and researchers are working on


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