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Offline White Stripes

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http://paranoia.dubfire.net/2009/04/current-red-hat-linux-employee-fedora.html

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Did a current Red Hat employee and the project leader for Red Hat's Fedora free Linux distribution previously install and support government surveillance spyware onto the (Windows) computers of suspects while a FBI employee back in 2005?

Based on publicly available documents, it appears so.

Page 93 of the recent 153 page FOIA document dump (Warning: huge pdf) obtained by Wired News appears to be a ticket report from a 2005 surveillance request to the FBI's Cryptographic and Electronic Analysis Unit.

The document requests "CIPAV support as per discussion between EP [redacted]". The document also notes that the request is for a "Data/Voice Intercept with Encryption"

go here:
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/04/fbi-spyware-pro.html
for more info on what CIPAV is... (if you dont know already.. all things considered..)

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 08:10:50 pm »
Only unnerving if you have done something that would make the FBI go get a court order and install a CIPAV on your PC.

Offline Forested665

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 08:15:39 pm »
hmm... Redhat has received government grants in the past....
Not surprising they have dual employeed staff.
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Offline Cobra

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 10:08:05 pm »
Only unnerving if you have done something that would make the FBI go get a court order and install a CIPAV on your PC.
Except, unfortunately, this is the type of story that Constitutional activists eat up. It isn't enough that you aren't doing anything wrong, but the possibility that you are being watched even though you aren't doing anything wrong.
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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 10:14:21 pm »
im just glad redhat is open source so ppl can see what goes into it...

Offline Forested665

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 10:15:44 pm »
"ppl can see what goes into it..."
what about all the packages anaconda installs from the repository without you knowing?
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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 10:32:45 pm »
anaconda is used for fedora and redhat enterprise... had me looking at what the heck that even was cos i couldnt find it anywhere on my comp or the disc...

sides... ive gutted my ancient install of redhat remember? its more slackware than it is redhat at this point :P

Offline Forested665

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 10:37:11 pm »
Sounds like pardus.....
Will be a nice distro when they work the bugs out.
Shame it doesnt allow root logins though.
Although they worked the bugs out the wireless long before the others did. To this day debian/ubuntu cant see my dynex card.
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Offline Mr.Snicky

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 01:58:35 am »
And ya'll wonder why I don't like RH *now* ?

Offline Forested665

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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 02:14:48 am »
as you sauid before Blackhat, Redhat whats the diff?
LOL
I don't mind I'll use their stuff anyway...
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Re: This is a bit... unnerving... (not sure where to post it tho)
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 02:16:07 am »
slackware ftw!

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