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Comment: Re:Compiler compromise (Score 1) 119

by ameline (#49226967) Attached to: CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices

I was thinking about whether they planted a self propagating back-door into LLVM/CLANG, but that seems fragile as both CLANG and LLVM can be compiled with other compilers (recent versions of MSVC and GCC for example) -- that would likely clear out a hidden back door unless they have compromised *all* the compilers. (And I certainly wouldn't put that past them.)

(Waves to friendly NSA/CIA/CSIS/GCHQ analyst.)


Inside Minerva, a Silicon Valley Bid To Start an Elite College Online 85

Posted by timothy
from the see-you-at-the-reunion dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this article about The Minerva Project, a for-profit company now backed with more than $95 million from Silicon Valley venture-capital firms. Its goal is both audacious and unprecedented in the recent history of higher education: to build a name-brand, elite, liberal-arts-focused university that would cost about half of what Ivy League institutions charge. There's no campus, and all the classes take place online, but the students all live near each other in San Francisco. As small liberal-arts colleges like Sweet Briar shut down, is this campusless college the future?

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.