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Obama-Berater: NSA-Vorratsdatenprogramm hat keine Anschläge verhindert (Heise)

Geoffrey Stone, Mitglied des Expertengremiums des Weißen Hauses, das die NSA-Affäre untersucht, hat die Ergebnisse des Programms der National Security Agency zum fünfjährigen Sammeln und Auswerten von Verbindungs- und Standortdaten als “sehr dünn” bezeichnet. Aus Sicht des technischen US-Geheimdienstes möge es zwar “logisch” erscheinen, elektronische Nutzerspuren verdachtsunabhängig zu analysieren, erklärte der Chicagoer Rechtsprofessor gegenüber dem Sender NBC. Die Sachverständigen hätten während ihrer Arbeit aber keinen einzigen Hinweis darauf gefunden, dass damit Terroranschläge verhindert werden konnten.

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Die Links zum Sonntag

22. Dezember 2013 — Leave a comment

Hier die interessantesten Links über die ich diese Woche gestolpert bin:

What is my online business (website) worth? Metrics from 250 sales

Generally the first question someone asks me when wanting to sell their online business is, “What is it worth?”. So, I sat down and examined the sales of 250 businesses between 2010 and 2012. I also plan to do a follow-up post for all the 2013 data. To answer the question “what is my online business worth?” we use two valuation methods. A multiple of earnings method and a comparable sales method. By definition, the value of something only materialises when a transaction occurs hence the old cliche ‘it’s worth what someone is willing to pay for it’.

Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak

The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.

The TSA made half a million dollars last year because you forgot your change

The next time you go through airport security, check those gray and white bins where you unload your pockets. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration collected $531,395.22 in change left behind at checkpoints.

NSA will 90 Prozent ihrer Systemadministratoren abbauen – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Der US-Geheimdienst NSA will sich besser gegen Whistleblower wie Edward Snowden wappnen. Durch einen drastischen Stellenabbau bei den Systemadministratoren verringert er den Zugang zu geheimen Daten. Rund 900 IT-Experten sollen gehen.

Schönen Sonntag,
Julian

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(via Airbus’ Facebook Page)

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Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer (Reuters)

As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, the U.S. National Security Agency arranged a secret $10 million contract with RSA, one of the most influential firms in the computer security industry, Reuters has learned.

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“Santa’s Little Helper”

(Found in the interwebs. Originaly from Ralph Ruthe)

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Saab wins Brazil jet deal after NSA spying sours Boeing bid (Reuters):

Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing’s chances for the deal.

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(stolen from branchtoon.com via @jpmens)