While we have been distracted with Russia, China quietly inserts spy chips into servers sold by Apple and Amazon.

By | 2018-10-04T10:38:32+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |5 Comments

Seriously, is EVERYBODY spying on us?

I know, silly question. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

China secretly inserted surveillance microchips into servers used by major technology companies, including Apple and Amazon.com, in an audacious military operation likely to further inflame trade tensions between the United States and its leading source of electronics components and products, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday morning.

The article detailed a sweeping, years-long effort to install the surveillance chips in servers whose motherboards — the brains of the powerful computers — were assembled in China. One affected company had its servers used by U.S. government clients, including Department of Defense data centers, Navy warships and the CIA in its drone operations.

The extent of the data China collected from the surveillance chips was not clear from the report, and no consumer information was known to have been stolen, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. But it said a top-secret U.S. government investigation, dating from 2015 and involving the FBI, remains open.

The article cited 17 unnamed sources, including industry insiders and current and former U.S. officials. The Chinese government, Apple, Amazon and other involved companies disputed the report to Bloomberg Businessweek, and the FBI and U.S. intelligence officials declined to comment.

Of course, both Apple and Amazon have denied that this report is accurate, but the stock market clearly believed it.


I am not typically a “Made in America or Bust” kind of guy, but when it comes to our computers I am starting to think that perhaps we can only trust American companies to assemble computer components that will NOT end up spying on us or stealing our data. 

I mean it’s not like the American government has ever spied……oh wait. 

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5 Comments

  1. Soy Sauce?? October 5, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Is Panda Express putting microchips in the orange chicken?

  2. Birdbrain October 5, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Not surprised at all. Huawei, a Chinese company with a design center in San Jose, CA is known to be a center for spying.

    That’s what we get for outsourcing to countries who are not allies all in the name of profit.

  3. $BM October 5, 2018 at 8:51 am

    THIS TOO>“Erik Prince Discusses Privatization of Afghan War.”
    ““Under no circumstances will the Afghan government and people allow the counterterrorism fight to become a private, for-profit business,” read Ghani’s official statement.

    Since President Donald Trump came into office, Prince has been trying, and trying, and trying get a foothold back in Afghanistan, privatizing U.S. military operations there.”
    “In a remarkable interview with Afghanistan’s Tolo News network, Prince expressed how much he cares about Afghanistan. He does not discuss donating to any funds that might help support Afghan schools or businesses, or any plans to help resettle the thousands of Afghans displaced and living in squalor in refugee camps around the country.

    He does, however, speak for about 23 minutes about a plan for which he would charge the U.S. government $5 billion a year.

    He told Tolo that he wanted to bring back the 1970s days of “garden parties and music playing in the streets” of Kabul.”

    FUCKUdickcheney & sister Betsy DeVos

  4. Anonymous October 5, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I imagine if they are, they are shocked at the shit we say or do in a day. Blah, blah, blah, blah. blah. That’s why people like Trump’s tweets. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Putin one upped the Chinese and put a puppet president to disembowel our democracy. Soon, Putin will walk into the white house. You just wait and see.

  5. Anonymous October 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Exactly how STUPID are these people? What did you expect from parts assembled in CHINA? This is right up there with Russia wanting to partner with the US but would need access to all of our security codes and software.

    This is what happens when you’re so CHEAP you outsource sensitive technology and components to foreign agents because the labor is cheaper than if you built domestically with US workers. Companies hate paying a living wage, decent hours and working conditions.

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