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http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/1...e#.Ud9OIJLPBzk

NSA Writes Code Used in Google Phone
The tech giant Google has confirmed the National Security Agency furnished some of the code installed in its new Android phone. The NSA says the code is intended to enhance security against hackers and marketers, but will not confirm whether it also aids the agency’s PRISM program monitoring the global Internet.

Is it possible for custom ROM developers to remove this code?
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Should be on AOSP, if so it should be easy to revert the related commits.

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For those who want to know more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles...id-nsa-edition
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Since it's "open source" can we see what the NSA code put in there and what their intentions are?
 
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crap, I hate to say this but...

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“Apple (AAPL) does not accept source code from any government agencies for any of our operating systems or other products,”
way to go Apple!
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I'll bet some flames are a-comin'! I'd be treating that apple remark as PR, plus they run unix, rather than linux, correct? The part that most reassures me is, 'Jeff Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, says the NSA didn’t add any obvious means of eavesdropping. “This code was peer-reviewed by a lot of people," he says.' Essentially, I view this as the upcoming SELinux additions, at least at this present moment.
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way to go Apple!
yes but their devices 'accidentally' leak personal info , btw even if NSA looks at the data then so what ? i never did any thing wrong so why should i be worried ?
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yes but their devices 'accidentally' leak personal info , btw even if NSA looks at the data then so what ? i never did any thing wrong so why should i be worried ?
That's like saying, "I'm not gay, so why should I care about DOMA and gay rights?"
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yes but their devices 'accidentally' leak personal info , btw even if NSA looks at the data then so what ? i never did any thing wrong so why should i be worried ?
This is exactly the wrong sort of logic to apply to this sort of thing. Think about it, and I mean really think about it and do you really think it is fine to have your data scrutinized.

Not doing anything wrong should be even more of a reason to you to have that mystical unicorn called privacy.
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yes but their devices 'accidentally' leak personal info , btw even if NSA looks at the data then so what ? i never did any thing wrong so why should i be worried ?
Would you mind if the police kicked your door down and tossed your house without a warrant? You didn't do anything wrong, so you wouldn't have to worry about getting into trouble.

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