[Wikimedia-l] PRISM

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Tue Jun 11 12:09:28 UTC 2013

> Le 2013-06-10 14:29, Craig Franklin a écrit :
>> If the NSA, CIA, or some other spook agency is getting information
>> off of
>> Wikimedia servers, they don't have a CU account or anything like
>> that.
>>  They'd have a program running at the operating system level that
>> extracts
>> the data in a standardised format and sends it off to some secret
>> server
>> somewhere where it can be collated for data mining purposes.  If they
>> have
>> some way of getting private information, it's going to be well hidden
>> and
>> not something you or I are likely to (or capable of) stumbling
>> across.
> People wherever they work are humans. They never use supranatural
> powers that are fundamentally innaccessible to the mere mortal because
> they are mere mortal. Sure one person can hardly expect to achieve more
> than a structured organisation with far much ressources. It doesn't mean
> individuals which are not part of one sepcific organisation are
> powerless.

There will always be humans maintaining the system who must, in order to
do their work, have potential access to everything. We have them here in
our developers who have access to our databases. This was the niche
Snowden filled and why he had access to so much he was not "authorized"
to access.


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