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Usually the bête noire of the annual RSA conference is the criminal hacking community, but security guru Bruce Schneier asserts that government, business, and the military may well pose a bigger threat to security professionals. "The current risks to internet freedom, openness, and innovation don't come from the bad guys – they …

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"Government, business, military are internet security threats"

I think we knew that - the commentards have been getting worked up, certainly by the first two, for quite some time, and it's nice to see someone with a bit of weight laying the issues out in a more public fashion.

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"feudal security"

Good analogy.

*very* bad idea.

aggregated date -> *massive* target -> massive opportunity.

And once someone drives a hole through the perimeter of Apple/Google/Amazon etc all your data belongs to them.

Thumbs up for the *analogy* not the conclusions, which are depressing.

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Business ... as Internet Security Threats

So says a Director of British Telecom... the organisation that employed Phorm's Russian developed industrial espionage spyware to secretly monitor UK telecommunications.

That would include your organisation then Bruce.

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Re: Business ... as Internet Security Threats

Agreed.

Sorry - ever since Schneier passed into the employ of BT he's been no more of a credible source on internet security than Patrick Moore is on environmentalism.

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Nothing makes a commentard like the inability to think critically

There's a reason the modern world shifted from an epistemology founded on ethos to one founded on logos. In fact, that's one of the defining features of modernity; it's not sufficient (there are other major epistemic changes, such as the "sense of the new'), but it is necessary. Without it we wouldn't have had the technological nous to modernize, for one thing.

If you can't learn to distinguish between the message and the author, you're pretty much stuck in pre-modern thinking. Which isn't quite the same as being an idiot, but it has similar effects.

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@Michael

Off you go then to Amazon, where you can still buy David Irving's books.

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Re: @Michael

Like I said - nothing like the inability to think critically. Thanks for your support.

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