MasterCard and Zwipe have announced their partnership for the world’s first contactless payment card featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor.
*BANG* Some well paid people don’t understand that fingerprints are not a secure authentication token. They can’t be changed easily, you leave them everywhere and they can be easily reproduced. OMG…
A website made by Veteran Unix Admins to organize and protest against the decision to impose SystemD to Debian users.
Well, I’m not against improvements, but I agree that systemd is bloated and against the "do one thing and do it well" philosophy. I’d support a Debian fork.
There is a place in the German Bundestag called “Geheimschutzstelle”. It’s where parliamentarians can see top secret documents (but only if they were approved by an extended security screening).
The oppositional left party (Die Linke) lately asked the government how German law enforcement and intelligence agencies deal with encryption. The answers are shocking: The German government even denies selected parliamentarians to have a look at those documents. Quote: “Those documents are too sensitive to be deployed within the ‘Geheimschutzstelle’ “
That’s how checks and balances work in a democracy…
This is the definite evidence that we’re fighting Crypto Wars 2.0
Christian Flisek, member of the parliamantary NSA inquiry, is under criminal investigation for leaking top secret informations. In an interview he revealed that not BND stopped “Operation Eikonal”, but the NSA. After filtering by BND, the forwarded surveillance data were not substantial enough to them anymore, according to top secret documents submitted to the NSA commitee by the German government.
Because these documents are classified at the highest level, Mr. Flisek wasn’t allowed to reveal this to the public. He is now under investigation by the federal police.
This is one more piece to prove that the NSA wants it all. They are not satisfied with “filtered” data!