During this week a lot of information is being known about the new versions of Ubuntu. But the most important thing may be the statement of Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Security. According to the charismatic leader of Ubuntu, the distribution will have no back door either now or in the future.
The encryption in the distribution is done for the security of the user and because the Ubuntu team has the ability to choose what to make public and what things not to make them. At least that’s what Shuttleworth said on the website eWeeky.com, a website where it seems that the leader has taken issue with the issue.Ubuntu has been a the first operating systems to be accused of having back doors and pass information from its users to other companies. This was stated by Stallman and so far Canonical employees had not stated anything about it.
Shuttleworth claims that Ubuntu will have no backdoor either now or ever
They just didn’t get into the discussion. But it seems that this silence has been broken as the technological situation has become a little more complicated since the FBI affair. Or maybe Shuttleworth wants to extend its hand to many users who want to abandon very insecure mobiles.
Either way Shuttleworth’s words will not fall into the hole. Many detractors of Ubuntu will use the words to attack the distribution as well as many others will feel more secure. The truth is that in recent months, without saying anything, Ubuntu and its community have significantly improved the issue of privacy and security, being one of the most secure operating systems or at least more free ones that exist where the user’s choice matters. Surely this will continue to be the case, however Will they do anything about governments or security forces?