Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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It is the NSA that has "access keys" implanted in all version of Windows since XP. The NSA have the right to spy on whatever the user is doing.

The FBI and CIA do not. They need a court approved warrant to be sent to the NSA to view access.

access key = backdoor.

Considering how easy it is to get warrants (as the RIAA has shown), it should be easy to see why some people are concerned. Besides being an invasion of privacy, it could be used as yet another hole for criminals to use to gain personal information.

Besides, I would think a decently configured stateful firewall would block attempts to access it from outside.

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