[Chugalug] NSA Attempted Backdoor Linux

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[Chugalug] NSA Attempted Backdoor Linux


"Torvalds was also asked if he had ever been approached by the U.S. government to insert a backdoor into Linux. Torvalds responded “no” while [nodding] his head “yes,” as the audience broke into spontaneous laughter."

I assume that if the NSA had to ask Linus, then they realized that it was impossible to get a backdoor by contributing code. Makes you wonder if the NSA then turned to bully other commonly installed package maintainers who would not be able to say no...

Just imagine here a several pages long rant about how awful the NSA, (and often the CIA, FBI, etc...) can be when they forget that they serve the people and the protection of liberty.

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