Privacy Alert Lenovo Caught Pre Installing Spyware on its Laptops

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Lenovo has once again been caught installing spyware on its laptops and workstations without the user's permission or knowledge.
This is not first time Lenovo has allegedly installed Spyware onto consumers PCs. Earlier this year, Lenovo was caught red-handed for selling laptops pre-installed with "Superfish malware" that opened up doors for hackers. And In August, Lenovo again got caught installing unwanted and "Non removable crapware" into part of the BIOS reserved for custom drivers.
Now this time, They forced a software program, called "Lenovo Customer Feedback Program 64" that operates daily on these systems and can be categorized as Spyware.
 
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Unfortunately, the specifics of these cases are highly classified. One researcher from Rice University claimed that sources at the NSA have been working for years on the problem of Chinese state-sponsored malicious hardware. There’s no way to really confirm these reports however, since the standard response will be a non-comment for reasons of national security.
And we should trust the NSA/CIA who design over-the-top malware and distribute them silently...yes sure.
Lenovo & Huawei are eating all the computer/phone market, i just see business-related scaring tactics to help losing american brands...
 

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I used to and still find hardware of lenovo laptops of good quality. This news comes as a surprise.
They are good quality and cheaper = threat to american vendors = less sales = maybe less American spying-hardware ?

if we go talking about conspiracies, it is an never-ending river.
 
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Chinese will have spyware on all their tech. Chinese corporations are not working with the American government, unlike the American companies.