As a primer to this article I highly recommend reading Everything is Broken by Quinn Norton which was published back in 2014, and even though Quinn Norton is a staunch leftist who also perpetuates the lie that the Capital raid on January 6th, 2021 was orchestrated solely by patriotic Trump supporters, her article does appear to align with other experts such as Julian Assange on the state of computer security and the internet in our current decade leading up to and including the present day, albeit with different motivating factors.
Present day brings us to a recent article at Ars Technica (another strongly leftist, pro-vaccine, pro-censorship technology news website) with the following meh headline: "Linux kernel team rejects University of Minnesota researchers’ apology" (link to the entire article here).
This article caught my attention due to my recent decision to switch back to using linux as a primary desktop environment after having been primarily a Windows 10 user for the past five years. My main reason for switching back to linux is the understanding that Microsoft (and Apple) have repeatedly and knowingly sacrificed the privacy and also the sovereignty of their users in exchange for profit and dominance granted by deep state actors. However, as I did so, I also understood that linux development has been compromised by the woke social justice movement beginning with the forced step-down of the computer operating system's creator, Linus Torvalds, and therefore was more likely to have security vulnerabilities present as a direct result.
Ars Technica's article blithely reports on how the University of Minnesota has been banned from contributing to the development of the linux kernel, with all commits originating from the university flagged for rejection by default. In addition, the last 68 patches that were contributed by the university were reverted out of the kernel entirely. This was done because three individuals at the university who were "researching" security in the process of contributing to kernel development, intentionally contributed multiple patches that, while fixing certain problems in the kernel, would simultaneously introduce new security vulnerabilities.
While intentionally attempting to create new security vulnerabilities in the most widely used operating system in the world is bad enough (for those unaware, Android, the most popular mobile device operating system in the world, is based directly upon linux), the Ars Technica article also fails to focus on the reality that two of the individuals responsible, namely Ph. D. student Qiushi Wu and assistant Professor Kangjie Lu, are both originally from China.
Over the summer of 2020, in the midst of the fake corona virus pandemic created by a lab in Wuhan and intentionally spread world-wide by China in an international act of war, these two Chinese nationals knowingly and intentionally introduced security vulnerabilities into the most widely used operating system in the world while working at a university in the United States, and then had the audacity to publish the results of their work as if they had done nothing wrong. This news comes alongside the revelations that as many as five hundred American scientists may be compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, leveraged for the theft of American scientific research.
It is worth noting that Linus Torvald has avoided weighing in on this situation, as if the CCP or some other entity held some power over him, compelling him to pretend like this situation is no big deal. If this had happened five years ago, Linus would be using four-letter expletives to describe how bad the situation really was, but for some reason he has chosen step back and let other people handle it.
If we were not already at war, and if our country was not currently being led by the CCP-controlled pretender Joe Biden and his cohort Kamala Harris, Qiushi Wu and Kangjie Lu would likely already be in the custody of the US Justice Department. The most widely used operating system in the world, linux, was intentionally hacked by Chinese nationals in such a way as to make it easier for it to become compromised in the future, for a period of at least seven months. This is something we now know.
What else is there that has yet to be revealed?