TechWeekEurope: Linus Torvalds Jokes The NSA Wanted A Backdoor In Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds jokingly hinted that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had asked for a backdoor into the open source operating system, in a LinuxCon keynote presentation.

The hour long presentation on 18 September, with questions from the audience, was designed to encourage others to join as developers of the kernel which he has been taking care of for the last 22 years. Torvalds characteristically outspoken answers could well encourage a new wave of activity.

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