Originally Posted by alkemical
Incorrect.look at ed snowden, see my link in this thread about firmware required for HD manufacturers, see iphone, should I continue? Or does the nsa taking and storing, mining data for everyone not clear enough.
I've read all about it. Mostly it comes down to some advanced exploits with some targeted interception of shipping sprinkled in.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not in favor of any of it under the auspices of the NSA. Especially not domestically.
But there's no way they're doing this on anything resembling a majority of hardware out there. I mean, outside of the risks of being discovered, what does it gain them? Once they have access to your pipe through your isp and content providers there's not much else they need from your computer... unless you specifically catch their interest.