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If PayPal's Peter Thiel really cares about privacy, he should take on the tech industry, not Gawker

If PayPal's Peter Thiel really cares about privacy, he should take on the tech industry, not Gawker

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel likes his privacy. Angry at Gawker for discussing his sexuality in 2007, he paid $10 million in legal expenses to finance several lawsuits brought by others against the gossip site. But Thiel claims he wasn’t just out for himself. “It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence,” he said, and called his move against Gawker “one of my greater philanthropic things that I’ve done.”

If Thiel really wants to make the world safe for privacy, he might consider laying off the media and laying into his Silicon Valley colleagues, many of whom are rather dismissive of the notion that privacy...

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