Linked by davidiwharper on Tue 14th Jan 2014 09:03 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Mozilla plans to establish an automated process which would verify that binaries contain only the code found in the official source repositories, and not spyware secretly added during the build process at the behest of government intelligence agencies. In a blog post entitled Trust but Verify, CTO Brendan Eich and R&D VP Andreas Gal note that governments "may force service operators [such as Mozilla] to enable surveillance (something that seems to have happened in the Lavabit case)" and pledge to develop systems which will make Firefox resistant to this form of tampering.

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practically useless?
by aqd- on Tue 14th Jan 2014 10:45 UTC
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There can be no privacy and no protection in a country where government can force companies to reveal customers' personal data and encryption keys.

I won't be surprised when they start to arrest people for attempts of hiding secrets from the government.

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