> 1) I don't quite see how your question about servers and switches relates > to Stephen's statement. Could you explain for us mere mortals how you link > the two?
The NSA surveillance which was reauthorized by Congress can not depend on eavesdropping alone with new HTTPS cyphers. It needs compromised hardware to work, such as has been included in Dell servers since the Foundation started purchasing them, and the design of which was overseen by the Foundation's CTO, who worked then at Intel. This provides us with the know-how, a teachable moment, and an excellent opportunity to specify and acquire replacement open source hardware which doesn't have the DIETYBOUNCE / System Management Mode OOB / iAMT and related backdoors. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/nsa_exploit_of.html > 2) I somehow missed the commitment by the WMF to research "FEC requirements > of organized advocates for US political candidates' or anything that > suggests that the WMF may advocate for specific political candidates (which > seems a change of course that would be hard to sweep under the rug). Could > you quote? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:Conflict_of_interest&diff=prev&oldid=815460492#Note_from_Wikimedia_Legal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Slaporte_(WMF)#Research_topic_request _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>