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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You don't see the problem with deliberately delaying fixing security issues with a very widely-used OS?

Are they actaully delaying fixing the security issues, or are they just informing intelligence agencies of the exploits while they work to fix them?

If it is the former, shame on them, if the latter...well I suppose it would motivate the more privacy conscientious Microsoft employees to work hard to fix the problem faster.

EDIT: I would like to clarify that I frown on both behaviors. I just think that delaying fixing security exploits is the worse of the two options.

Edited 2013-06-14 20:52 UTC

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