[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Fedora not "free" enough for GNU?

Alan Cox <alan <at> redhat.com> writes:
> On Sun, Sep 07, 2008 at 11:12:33PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > > about free software is the fact that it's reasonably easy to inspect
> > > it for security analysis; binary blobs weaken that.
> > 
> > There is a reason the U.S. government is concerned about computers being
> > made in China.
> There have also been allegations and some evidence of the reverse.
> And nobody is to sure about Skype either..

Hmm, they should be sure. It seems reasonably clear the USA Federal Government
has been able to intercept Skype since at least 2005. Presumably other
governments can buy this service as well.

"FOIA Litigation: Electronic Surveillance Systems, Documents Released By the
Department of Justice on July 2, 2007"

See sections about VoIP to get a general idea; "Skype In/Out" is mentioned on
page 115.


P.S. As a side note, they have been using Microsoft for the spying since 1997.
They ditched Linux early (see "Lessons Learned"): "End users are not familiar
with the LINUX operating system"...

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]