from the should'na-dun-dat-fellas dept.
code_rage writes: "An article in the Washington Post says that some 160 employees and contractors of the CIA are being investigated for operating an unauthorized chat room. Two of those accused are "innovative, out-of-the-box, unconventional thinkers - these are essentially the hackers of the CIA, in the most positive sense of the word."
The article raises issues of national security, workplace monitoring, and worker's legal rights. Although security was not compromised in this case, the prospect of unauthorized software running on secure computers might be a little troubling. The article says that senior employees have a keystroke monitor installed on their computers. The 5-day timeline demanded by The Company for response to accusations, seems to preclude the employees the ability to consult with legal counsel, given that clearances take months to be approved."
"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of
course, living in a state of sin."
-- John Von Neumann