On Tuesday 05 July 2005 12:10, Valdis.Kletnieks(a)vt.edu wrote:
On Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:40:37 CDT, "Christofer C. Bell"
> This talk of nefarious NSA meddling in Linux to further their aims of
> keeping tabs on the underworld dealings of the less than scrupulous
> has me in stitches! Are you all for real?
As a matter of fact, some of us (myself included) *don't* trust our
government to keep our best interests in mind. On the other hand, I'm not
worried about the NSA sneaking in backdoors when the *real* problem is
things like the Patriot Act and standardized driver's licenses.....
Yes, and the worst part of it is that their idea of security is not in fact
doing anything to make security any better, but actually worse. (Not talking
about SELinux, but laws (like Patriot Act) that supposedly makes the country
safer after 9/11.)
Now if we could just get these guys to apply some common sense a'la Bruce
Schneier, Founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc . there would be some
hope for improvements... (Somebody wake me up I'm dreaming!)
"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."