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[–] 1F4A9 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Purism isn't claiming their laptops have disabled ME's, but they are being misleading by saying that for the ME to work as spyware, it needs an Intel network card (which Purism laptops haven't). This is bullshit, the ME has access to all hardware. Another thing that should raise a red flag on this company is that it's based in the United States. If you're serious about providing uncompromised hardware, you can't do it from a country that by law requires you cooperate with their spying, and shut up about it.

Unfortunately there is no guarantee POWER or ARM computers don't have similar issues. I woudn't be suprised if all major chip vendors are in bed with the intelligence agencies. If I were them, the second company after Intel I'd target is Qualcomm, which provides most of the ARM chips.