1) still don't see the relevance. If better technology is needed, it's
needed - that should be independent of any lobbying preferences. It looks
like you're just pushing tangents again.

2) You do realize that the FTC and the FEC are very different
organizations? But again, it seems you just used this statement as an
opportunity to push a tangent.

Please don't do that.


On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 2:43 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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
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