Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
Microsoft From Bloomberg: "Microsoft, the world's largest software company, provides intelligence agencies with information about bugs in its popular software before it publicly releases a fix, according to two people familiar with the process. That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes." The lid has officially been blown off.
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RE: easy answer is:
by Shane on Sat 15th Jun 2013 06:17 UTC in reply to "easy answer is:"
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What you're not taking into account is:

3) The US can use the zero day exploits against other nations.

People's trust in US companies is taking a beating at the moment. The US government's heavy handed approach could actually be a great reason to look into open source solutions.

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