Bloomberg article, hot take:
- NSA was involved, and it can track individuals through their cell phones. No surprise there.
- Apple and others chose to hide the issue rather than come out with it. No surprise there either.
- We cannot trust *any* hardware, not just "Made in China". Remember that the NSA loves hardware just as much as the PLA.
- We *need* open-source hardware we can inspect down to the schematics and compare with known good implementations. RiscV?
- We are all f*ed.
And, of course, this brings to mind the totally craven attitude of so many people in the US, who considered China was a paradisiac playground for strip-mining capitalists and their cronies.
The PLA and the Chinese Communist Party have bamboozled these fools, according to the good old Leninist saying: "The capitalists will sell us the rope we will use to hang them".
Serves them well.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko