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OFFLINE   TheSilencerPL

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The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week’s hearing on mass surveillance in the European Parliament. Chalk another one up of the United States NSA trying to make information technology less secure for everyone.

 

The father of Linus Torvalds, Nils Torvalds, is a Member of the European Parliament for Finland. This week, Nils Torvalds took part in the European Parliament’s hearing on the ongoing mass surveillance, and brought a revelation:

The United States security service NSA has contacted Linus Torvalds with a request to add backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux.

 

The entire inquiry is available here:

 

Nils Torvalds’ revelation was presented in an episode which started (at 3:06:58) by me pointing out to the Microsoft representative in the panel, that in a system like GNU/Linux, built on open source, you can examine the source code to see that there aren’t any back doors. In Microsoft’s systems, this possibility is absent, since the source code is secret to outsiders.

 

Read the whole article.

 

 

Here Linus answers the question:

http://www.youtube.c...x0E13gAo#t=1460



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How about SELinux? Do they really need outsiders to do it?

 

http://www.selinuxpr...page/Developers

 

EDIT:

Just to make it clear. I'm not seriously suggesting that SELinux would have backdoors.



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Hehe, @gaoesa, nice one :)

 

EDIT1:

I guess nobody wants to use it :)

Besides the more popular system the more users to spy.







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