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AtStake CTO loses job after Microsoft report

Earlier today, I linked to a report by a number of computer security scientists on the risks associated with a computing monoculture. Tonight, Reuters is reporting that one of the report’s authors (and a good friend), Dan Geer, lost his job over the matter.

AtStake confirmed that technology officer Dan Geer was no longer with the company, but would not say if he resigned or was fired. An AtStake statement said Geer was “no longer associated with the company” as of Tuesday, the eve of the report’s release. It added that Geer’s “participation in and release of the report was not sanctioned by AtStake…. The values and opinions of the report are not in line with AtStake’s views.”

Very disappointing…

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