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Is Bruce Schneier Leaving His Job At BT? 96

Posted by samzenpus
from the parting-ways dept.
hawkinspeter writes "The Register is hosting an exclusive that Bruce Schneier will be leaving his position at BT as security futurologist. From the article: 'News of the parting of the ways reached El Reg via a leaked internal email. Our source suggested that Schneier was shown the door because of his recent comments about the NSA and GCHQ's mass surveillance activities.'"
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Is Bruce Schneier Leaving His Job At BT?

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  • Speak Your Mind (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 16, 2013 @02:01PM (#45705513)

    It's OK to speak your mind ... just make sure your resume is up-to-date before hand.

  • I want his job! (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 16, 2013 @02:14PM (#45705653)

    security futurologist

    In the future, security will include bio-metrics and brain scans. And one day, the IT security will be able to capture the RF of the user's brain electrical signals.

    And eventually in the future, computers will be hooked directly into the brain.

    I mean really, I'd just read Science Fiction all fucking day long, plagiarize the ideas and then put'em into a memo - BIG MONEY!

    Actually, write script to search for key terms in ebooks automatically downloaded from Amazon. of course with luck, I'd get some sci-fi porn and my report would be "He inserted his penis into the security scanner ...."

  • Makes Sense (Score:5, Insightful)

    by fermion (181285) on Monday December 16, 2013 @02:15PM (#45705673) Homepage Journal
    IIRC, when Schneier sold his company to BT one of the stipulations is that he run Crypto-Gram separate from the company. Up until then the newsletter was essentially published as part of company. BT did not any confusion that the opinions in Cryto-Gram were in any related to BT. So schneier.com was founded.

    The other day he posted a story about how the existence of a security threat, even if is not exploited, creates mistrust. So given we know that the NSA and GCHQ are spying, we are naturally suspicious of BT, even if they are not part of the spying. Now if they are ejecting a person critical of the spying, we are even more suspicious, even if they are not doing anything wrong.

  • by auric_dude (610172) on Monday December 16, 2013 @02:22PM (#45705749)
    Why not ask the NSA, I'd expect them to know.
  • by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Monday December 16, 2013 @03:53PM (#45706855) Homepage Journal


    Now if there isn't a more worthless job title, I'm not sure what it is.

    It's an awesome job title - it means: "This guy is so froody we let him do whatever he wants with no expectations and we pay him for that."

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