Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say
From the article:
…..when the White House denied that it had any prior knowledge of the Heartbleed bug, a newly known hole in Internet security that sent Americans scrambling last week to change their online passwords. The White House statement said that when such flaws are discovered, there is now a “bias” in the government to share that knowledge with computer and software manufacturers so a remedy can be created and distributed to industry and consumers.
I guess it would be tempting for spies who have found a hole in the security of a company to create a “backdoor” to freely be able to access the companies information any time they pleased? Of course, that wouldn’t exactly inspired trust. Does any kind of spying on you inspire trust?
Did you know that the NSA was established by President Harry S. Truman? I didn’t. Yes, I learn something new everyday. Do I think the widespread eavesdropping on American Citizens has been on the level that it is now? Probably not.