NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by dogbite, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. dogbite

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Of course, you use the best to get the job done :)
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  3. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Well we could argue a bit over Debian vs Red Hat but you have so many posts I'll just get over-run. LOL!!

    One thing we can both agree on is that Windows wasn't their OS of choice when getting "down and dirty". [smiling alot]
     
  4. amarildojr

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    From the article:
    I don't think so. It is well known that Gov. agencies (like the NSA) can open façade business that won't be suspicious. It's possible that the Red Hat is giving support to a company they think does one thing, but in fact does another.

    That might be what the author of the article thinks, but in reality "open-source" means absolutely nothing in this case. What he's probably talking about is GPL software, which grants it's users to run the program as they wish: even if they want to use this GPL software to harm other people's computers.

    Is he talking seriously or is it pure speculation that Red Hat is in fact working with the NSA?

    I agree 100% with that statement.
     
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