Tech Firms Push Gov't For Limits In Hoarding Security Flaws

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A group of major tech companies want governments to be more transparent about how they acquire and use cybersecurity flaws found in mass-market products for intelligence operations, according to a joint post from the companies.

Members of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, which includes Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc., HP, Cisco Systems Inc. and Dell, called Monday for the U.S. government and other major powers to develop criteria for deciding whether to disclose software and hardware vulnerabilities to the public.

Federal agencies like the National Security Agency sometimes convert such weaknesses into their own hacking weapons. But the NSA was criticized after, according...

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