The new version of the hardware hack story floated by Bloomberg illustrates one thing: the English language is a glorious tool for obfuscating things and making the meretricious appear like the magnificent.
Claims that servers, built by US company Super Micro Computer — known as Supermicro — have been tampered with and found to be sending data to China for many years, have been aired again by the news agency Bloomberg, nearly two years after it made similar claims that were short on proof.
The American news agency Bloomberg has promoted one of the two journalists who wrote a story last year claiming that claiming that Chinese spies had corrupted the tech supply chain and installed small chips on motherboards which were supplied to the American company, Supermicro Computer. The story has been met with a storm of denial since it was published nearly a year ago, but has not been either corrected or retracted.
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