Is this really what I think it is?

If you have an Android phone. It seems as if NSA spying has been built right into our phones. Take a look for yourself.

Go to:
Settings>About Phone>Legal Information>Open Source Licenses 

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Interesting, from the license:

In no event will NSA be liable for damages [...]

It seems that the NSA took part in developing some of the Android code. This seems to be a disclaimer so they don't get sued by users for "bugs" or other damages.

Aparently it relates to Security-enhanced Linux (SELinux):

Dude, SELinux is an open source project developed by the NSA. Everyone can see the code and see exactly what it does. It is actually protecting your security and privacy.

Android has since 4.4 integrated SELinux (which stands for "security enhanced linux"). That is possible, because Android is just another Linux distro, based on the Linux kernel. The first implementation of SELinux in Android was made a couple of years ago by Samsung, which is the main contributor to the linux kernel as far as ARM goes, and which has been pushing for full linux kernel features to be implemented in Android.

SELinux is the most used MAC (mandatory access control) system on earth. It's also the best performing. There is nothing suspect or fishy with it, check the code yourself if you feel so inclined. All it does, is make sure that your linux system doesn't allow system access to applications beyond the access that is permitted and necessary. For instance, you have rooted your phone, and you've downloaded some app from the playstore (which is a bad idea, you should only use apps from f-droid or sideload apps you've compiled from source yourself, but that's another discussion). That app promises to overclock your CPU for instance, but in reality it contains code to steal your data. SELinux will see that - notwithstanding the fact that you've given root privileges to that app because you didn't know better - this app tries to access system calls that shouldn't be accessed by such an app, and it will block the access and give you an SELinux security alert.

SELinux is more than a MAC, it's also partly an RBAC, and it's still evolving and getting better.

About a decade ago, it was very usual for secret services of different countries to develop security systems for linux, because, well, they needed those in the first place.

One of the most popular MAC's, is called Tomoyo, and it was develop by the Japanese Secret Service. When the NSA developed SELinux, that became more popular because it performed better at that time. Tomoyo exists is two versions, Tomoyo 1.0, which is the full version, that also requires the enablement of a standard linux kernel module when compiling the kernel (and which is enabled by default in most distros, whereas SELinux isn't), and Tomoyo 2.0, which doesn't require any kernel flags, doesn't work to the same extent as Tomoyo 1.0, but is self-teaching and thus really comfortable to use. There is also a fork of Tomoyo called Akari, that provides a protection level between Tomoyo 1 and 2.

There is also a partial MAC called AppArmor, which was developed by SuSE. This is also an open source MAC, but it's nowhere near as powerful as SELinux or Tomoyo. It is used by SuSE/OpenSuSE, and by the likes of Ubuntu.

Users that enable proprietary graphics drivers on their linux systems, pretty much disable any MAC or RBAC completely, often unknowingly, which puts the system at great risk, but unfortunately there is no way to use a MAC or RBAC together with proprietary graphics drivers that require proprietary kernel modules.

On Android, there are no proprietary graphics driver kernel modules, even though there are proprietary graphics drivers. AMD want to apply that system also on x86, so that the security may still be intact on systems that use proprietary graphics drivers.

All of this was explained on the forum before, it's quite crazy to post crap like that before doing some research first in my opinion.

thanks for the explanation Zoltan.

Yeah thanks for the information Zoltan and the personal attack. I was questing for knowledge from those that know dude. Posting crap about about my post was uncalled for. Dude.

Read some stuff before you post crap, and you won't get criticism dude, and also learn the difference between a personal attack and criticism dude.

What would you feel about me answering your post by accusing you of being paid by Microsoft or Apple to voluntarily and malevolently posting crap about Android? Would you feel that would be worthy of criticism because it might be a little too unsubstantiated? Well, that's what you did in your OP... you weren't looking for knowledge, because you would have found that on the forum, as SELinux and the open source contributions by the NSA have been extensively discussed in the past... you may have better luck on 4chan dude...