NSA wanted a backdoor in Linux, confirms Linus father
Posted on: 11/20/2013 02:49 PM

Nils Torvalds recently revealed at a committee inquiry held on the Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens that NSA contacted Linus Torvalds

NSA wanted a backdoor in Linux, confirms Linus father


From Muktware:
Back in September, when the creator of Linux was asked at the Linuxcon conference whether he was approached by a government agency to add backdoors into GNU/Linux, Torvalds said ‘no’ responding to the question while shaking his head ‘yes’. Interestingly, he took no time in repeating “no” while shaking his head in the negative.

Nils Torvalds, Linus’ father, recently revealed at a committee inquiry held on the ‘Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens’ that NSA contacted his oldest son Linus Torvalds. He is a Member of the European Parliament for Finland.



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