Ricardo Cerqueira has teased a new CyanogenMod build integrated with the SELinux kernel modification, for improved security.
Android contains code written by the NSA, but there’s nothing nefarious about it. NSA’s code contributions are publicly accessible, which makes it hard, if not impossible, to insert a covert vulnerability.
It’s scary to us that the NSA wants phone records. Our natural reaction is to assume they are spying on innocent citizens, or otherwise want the information for nefarious purposes. They might. But is there more to it than that?