Because of this case and others like it, eventually internationally based search engines will become untenable.
This class of bug is unknown in the free software world because your project will forked.
All corporations are subject to enormous pressure from corporations, and therefore can not be trusted, even if the management wanted to play it straight.
All populations, including the U.S'es are targets of information warfare by the NSA and GCHQ.
There is no security without the source code.
This is the definition of a bondage and discipline language. The idea is that the central committee designing the language knows better than the programmer. The central committee will prevent the programmer from making certain "mistakes" by leaving the concepts out of the language.
If only the central committee had control of natural language as well, they could prevent the programmer from committing thought crime by thinking forbidden thoughts.
As it is, the programmer will flee the bondage and discipline language as soon as he figures out what is going on.
But recent developments have made clear that securable hardware is sine qua non. All firmware must be in socketed memory, so that you can take it out and externally check it. You can't trust an untrusted system to check itself. All firmware must be protectable with a hardware readonly jumper or switch.
I know that this is inconvenient and a revolution on how hardware is currently made. but if people started demanding it en mass, it would not cost very much. And I mean the firmware in disk drives and optical media players and especially routers.
There may be other requirements.
This is sine qua non. Without this we have nothing.
Do not buy a router unless OPENWRT supports it.
Always overwrite what ever firmware came with the router with a new install of free software.
The days when Joe Sixpack can just buy a router an plug it in are over! You must do this.
Security experts need to take a close at uboot software commonly used to install alternate firmware. And check if NSA has hacked that up as well.
On my desktop I run debian testing. and I converted to systemd, with out knowing it, just by doing periodic updates.
Systemd is still free software. All the source is published, and it can be forked at any time. We need this functionality. It is a good thing that it has been redesigned to work smoothly together.
If the complainers really wanted to help, they could do a security audit instead of bellyaching!
If pottering becomes unbearable, the project can be forked. A lot of powerful forces need this project to work, so I suspect it will.
Its just a lot of whining and bellyaching from people who don't want to do anything.
Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -- P.E. Trudeau