Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Sep 2018 22:01 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Does Lenovo put backdoors in if the Chinese government asks?

"If they want backdoors globally? We don't provide them. If they want a backdoor in China, let's just say that every multinational in China does the same thing.

"We comply with local laws. If the local laws say we don't put in backdoors, we don't put in backdoors. And we don't just comply with the laws, we follow the ethics and the spirit of the laws."

This shouldn't surprise anyone, really. At this point, it's pretty safe to assume that any major technology company selling products in China are putting backdoors into their products sold in China. Microsoft, Apple, phone makers - China is simply too powerful and important to ignore.

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Every piece of programmable hardware...
by dionicio on Fri 21st Sep 2018 14:22 UTC
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At the least 1 entry point, to sanitize firmware.

Unix philosophy is not out of caprice.

On keeping things simple and single you can hard, harden them.

All machines have to be approached as far as possible to a finite number of states.

Accepting firmware is like accepting a contract with the critical paragraphs written with pencil.

Replacing the computing unit, not updating it, the path forward.

This is especially true of critical, now social, services.

At times believing this was born from a policy of leaving no traces of very, very bad works.

Edited 2018-09-21 14:23 UTC

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