US agency investigation on if Lenovo bugs PCs

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) is investigating if China-based Lenovo is bugging the PCs via software or hardware after the State Department purchased upwards of 15,000 computers from them.
Another WASTE OF AMERICAN TAX MONEY. We can’t believe how moronic some people are when it comes to intel gathering. Why? Here’s the proof. The top FIVE OEM manufacturers in the world for laptops and computers all are designated in Asia and have been for the past decade. Legend (now Lenovo) has always had a brilliant reputation and participates in the computing world as a well-established firm. Taiwan holds most of the positions of the OEM manufacturing but they’re not under investigation due to being “American-friendly”. Why haven’t there been investigations in the past? Obviously nothing in the computing manufacturing world has changed much if at all.
Let’s make one thing clear. Intel gathering and espionage knows no borders. Lenovo is welcoming the investigation saying they have nothing to hide. And rightly so. Not to mention, if anyone was going to do intel gathering, they’d probably be working on this instead.
BoingBoing < BBC

  • I think there was a Tom Clancy novel that mentioned MS Windows code bought by NSA which allowed spying on them.
    Alas, it seems xenophobia will always be with us.

  • I think there was a Tom Clancy novel that mentioned MS Windows code bought by NSA which allowed spying on them.
    Alas, it seems xenophobia will always be with us.