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|Subject: Re: FYI: Android inserts NSA "trojans"||Date: 7/10/2013 11:59 AM|
|Author: notehound||Number: 428363 of 508353|
the very nature of open source allows anybody in the world with the inclination to read the submitted code to find it
Since that's the case, why didn't Google just tell the NSA to write an Application and pre-load the NSA "security" application onto the device, just like "Lookout" security is pre-loaded. That way, the user could remove the NSA App or decide whether they wanted or needed the NSA's "help" with "security" at all.
I wonder, by the way, if the Android OS would even function if a user, through the "open source" code, chose to remove the NSA code?
I'm reminded of the following quote:
"A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
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