Microsoft: Tool of Terrorists
One of the big arguments against Free Software is the supposedly inherent insecurity of publicly-available encryption systems: “If it can be studied by anyone, it can be cracked by anyone!”, implying that Free Software was a tool of terrorists and other criminals. Yet right now, I see this very telling headline from Associated Press:
Al-Qaida used Hotmail, simple codes in planning
In the timeframe before 9/11, Hotmail was a Microsoft-owned service. The article seems to dodge this salient fact, but Wikipedia comes through for us on this one.
So who’s the real tool for terrorism?