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The link starts with an MEP's question, and then she answers. She's also replying to Linux Torvalds father about open source being able to be verified, but proprietary source can't be.
What I found funny was 1) she admits that if they did have a backdoor - they wouldn't be able to tell anyway, but then she says "but trust me, we don't have one". That's hilarious, considering that would be exactly the response we'd get if they did have one, too, and she admitted to it.
The second funny thing is that she describes a "backdoor" as a "hole/vulnerability that they would have to give to the NSA".
Why is that funny? Because we know Microsoft is giving dozens or hundreds of vulnerabilities at a time to NSA and other "government/security clients" as soon as they find out about them, and before they even start working on a fix, basically giving the NSA the ability to fully abuse those vulnerabilities as backdoors.
It also makes the case to never do "responsible disclosure" if you found a vulnerability, because that actually means you're being very irresponsible, because NSA will have access to it, too, and who knows what incentives Microsoft has to keep the bug from being fixed for a long time, to help the NSA and others.submitted by kismor
I just installed mint and have come across a serious roadblock, I can't open any files or terminal. Firefox works just fine, but when I try to open terminal, it just bounces there. The same thing happens when trying to open a text file. What can I do about this!submitted by Didinium
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