NSA Interference in Open Source Projects #rstats #python

One key result of NSA’s influence in open source projects is the usage of sneakware in compliant packages, and frequent changes in dependencies (including huge amount of packages )to disrupt non-compliant packages. Basically this is of note to both Python and R communities as there is reason to believe that deprecations in packages due to changes in famous APIs like Twitter and Google are not without undue legalistic influence.


Do open source analytical tools represent a threat to the hegemony of Anglo Saxon Governments in text mining? Is there any evidence of anything here or are we just tin hat data scientists blogging to get extra views?


If Google can bend over, can Canonical, Microsoft, Red Hat be far behind?

Author: Ajay Ohri


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