Written Nov 21, 2016
Free (as in freedom) and open source software projects are one of the modern keystones of our privacy. The reason being lies in such projects’ transparent and verifiable nature. Software projects that open themselves up allow users and security firms to perform audits and reviews of the source code and algorithms used. In this way, vital transparency is provided which helps these projects stay as accountable (and untampered with by outside forces) as possible.