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    • jbuchana11 months ago

      Another case where claims of security intersected with organizations stealing private information.

      The article says that Jumpshot was disbanded last month, but when I downloaded Avast for the PC about 10 days ago, after reading about the security issues, the installation dialogs mentioned Jumpshot, albeit very explicitly, not hidden in legalize. Needless to say, I didn't install it on any important computer.

      Many years ago, in 984, Ken Thompson wrote "Reflections on Trusting Trust" which discussed how one could never totally trust the security of software that was not written by oneself on a computer built by oneself using a tool chain built by oneself. You just can't be sure.