So, Linus Torvalds: Did US spooks demand a backdoor in Linux? 'Yes'

    Date23 Sep 2013
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Linux supremo Linus Torvalds has jokingly admitted US spooks approached him to put a backdoor in his open-source operating system. During a question-and-answer ‪session ‬at ‪the LinuxCon gathering in New Orleans this week‪, Torvalds ‬and his fellow kernel programmers ‪w‬ere‪ asked by moderator Ric Wheeler whether America's g-men leaned on the Finn to compromise Linux's security, allowing spies to infiltrate computers.
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