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Subject:  Re: FYI: Android inserts NSA "trojans" Date:  7/10/2013  5:38 PM
Author:  notehound Number:  428393 of 538881

...if someone from the NSA, FSB, Mossad, MI6, or where-ever else has a better way of doing things, then it's well within the cultural norm of FOSS to use that contribution, once vetted by others in the community, instead of reinventing the wheel themselves...

I wonder exactly what "others" in the community "vetted" the NSA's generous code contribution to ensuring my personal data remains "secure" and inaccessible (to everyone but them, I suspect).

I would be much more comfortable if the NSA were targeting and "securing" the personal information of individuals who had engaged in certain "behaviors," rather than targeting all individuals who just happen to have an Android device.

Methinks that US citizens might have a better chance of receiving some sort of due process if it were the Mossad or MI6 who was "protecting" their private personal data.

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