• lemmyvore@feddit.nl
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    1 month ago

    Lol. There are tons of security experts out there they could’ve hired. As Snowden said there’s only one reason you hire from the NSA, to work with the NSA.

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      1 month ago

      Yeah, there are a ton of security experts. But none of them are the former head of the NSA.

      Snowden is not exactly a font of expertise in this area, so I’m not sure that his opinion is particularly relevant. His only actual relevance is that he had access to classified data. He had no role in policy, and never had anything to do with business hiring practices.

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        29 days ago

        there are a ton of security experts. But none of them are the former head of the NSA.

        That doesn’t make the point you think it makes. 🙂

        Look at it this way. You can get the same expertise, in any branch you’d care to name, elsewhere. Hiring, security etc.

        What this guy is uniquely positioned to do, what you can’t get from anybody else, is oversight of integration with NSA surveillance. And that’s where the smell comes from.

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          29 days ago

          Well, I’d contend that the same expertise isn’t just readily available. Yes, he’s uniquely positioned for connection to the surveillance apparatus, but the reputation of being the federal governments head security is also a unique credential.

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      29 days ago

      Wtf would a low level IT contractor turned spy know about that? Quoting Snowden just makes you look like a moron