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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy proprietary-insecurity.html
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:18:39 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       13/09/09 10:18:39

Modified files:
        philosophy     : proprietary-insecurity.html 

Log message:
        Clarify the purpose of the page.
        Mention NSA smartphone tapping.


Index: proprietary-insecurity.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/philosophy/proprietary-insecurity.html,v
retrieving revision 1.6
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -b -r1.6 -r1.7
--- proprietary-insecurity.html 7 Sep 2013 06:32:04 -0000       1.6
+++ proprietary-insecurity.html 9 Sep 2013 10:18:39 -0000       1.7
@@ -6,11 +6,25 @@
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
 <h2>Proprietary Insecurity</h2>
-<p>Clearly established cases of proprietary software that is grievously
+<p>This page lists clearly established cases of proprietary software
+that is grievously insecure.</p>
+<p>It would be incorrect to compare proprietary software with a
+fictitious idea of free software as perfect.  Every program has bugs,
+and any system, free or proprietary, may have security holes.  But
+these flaws are very bad.</p>
+The NSA can tap data in smart phones, including iPhones, Android, and
+BlackBerry</a>.  While there is not much detail here, it seems that
+this does not operate via the universal back door that we know nearly
+all portable phones have.  It may involve exploiting various bugs.
 &ldquo;Smart homes&rdquo;</a> turn out to be stupidly vulnerable to
@@ -78,7 +92,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2013/09/07 06:32:04 $
+$Date: 2013/09/09 10:18:39 $
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