[cryptome] Re: Buying a A New Laptop?

  • From: Core TX <coretx@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:12:37 +0100

This thing below is also Chinese, but 100% free.
http://www.lemote.com/en/products/Notebook/2010/0310/112.html

2015-03-15 13:42 GMT+01:00 Douglas Rankine <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

> Dear Colleagues,
>
> As you know, I have had two laptops go down the pan in the last week or
> so, so I am looking around the market at new and second hand ones.  I am
> also looking for a new one for me missus as she has a big birthday coming
> up.    My lad recommended a Lenovo, a 13” job, with a touch screen and a
> physical keyboard, which would be ideal for her...at the right price.    I
> had a look,
>
>
>
> See url:
> http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/lenovo-yoga-3-11-6-2-in-1-silver-10108711-pdt.htm
>
>
>
> but as I was checking it out, I discovered that there are supposed to be
> some security concerns.  For instance there is a story that our most
> respected security and intelligence services, don’t recommend them because
> of hardware and software “back doors” being inserted in them so that the
> Chinese government can keep tabs on the users...(they are made in China by
> a Chinese Company owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, apparently) I
> don’t know how true this is and whether the NSA would prefer us westerners
> to purchase US ones with “western”  back doors in them...or whether it is
> just a rumour.
>
>
>
> See url:
> http://www.geek.com/chips/spy-agencies-shun-lenovo-finding-backdoors-built-into-the-hardware-1563801/
>
>
>
> I already have a Samsung smart tv which is supposed to have spyware on
> it.  I didn’t find out until after I bought it and I don’t know if it
> has...or if it has, how to get rid of it.  Apparently, “anonymous” user
> information is being  collected for marketing purposes, and is completely
> harmless... J.  I didn’t buy a tv to be spied on without my permission,
> but there you are, such is the honesty and integrity of democratic, liberal
> capitalism.  We even have to purchase our spyware these days....it is
> becoming mandatory...like a television license.
>
>
>
> So, anyone got any ideas on how I should proceed, any recommendations,
> will be most welcome... J.
>
> ATB
>
> Dougie.
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