An opinion piece at Al Jazeera
A single malicious update pushed from Microsoft could cripple
almost every government worldwide. ...
That a small number of vendors have the capacity to remotely shut
down government infrastructure, or vacuum up secret documents, is
almost too scary to wrap your head around. And that's without
pondering how likely they are to be pressured by their governments.
In the face of future conflict, is the first step going to be
disabling auto-updates for software from that country?
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