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China stands to gain too much to not be involved. That's their primary way of technological development - industrial/governmental espionage.
Perhaps they could start explaining how Nortel ended up becoming Huawei and ZTE, amongst other things. Then they could also explain why Huawei has a LOT of ties to the PRC government.
Huawei is not only selling networking gear but quickly becoming an all-encompassing IT behemoth with only two problems to solve in order to be the one-and-only, neither of which will last forever: bad press in international markets and a too slowly growing (for Huawei's pace) internal market.
For nations that have seen the truth (US and Australia), they've rightfully limited their presence.
Currently the likes of IBM have only two clear paths: join ventures with Chinese companies (no other way to get into China), get the money today and hope for the better for tomorrow, or not going into China and just perish in ten to fifteen years -oh! and still letting go today's money to other companies that go with option 'A'.
There's a third option - survive by using a combination of influence over the US(to handle Door A folks) and business strategy to minimize the Chinese threat.
American designs don't sell.
The folks at Chrysler-Fiat would like to have a word with you, accentuated with the growl of an engine with all cylinders present.
People don't like huge ugly cars with poor cornering and badly fitting parts made of inferior materials and they prefer their cars to actually fit in parking spots.
Well, people don't like being duped about important aspects of the car, such as the engine. Faked audio and turbochargers won't make up for an underpowered car.
If Ford would try to sell their American models elsewhere in the world they would go bankrupt.
The environmental laws over there are to blame.
Given how Ford has eviscerated any American qualities from their lineup, the feature was already there - by virtue of their golfcart-like engines and European form factors. The only thing that Ford had to do was add a camera.
Deliver to everyone with all the original features, including face recognition, and let the chips fall where they may.
As for the hate, thank Google's broken dependence invite system. That needs to be forced out of Google by some means.
Those shouldn't be abandoned for long if space technology goes further back than Apollo.
If you're miffed, [libertarian bromide redacted]
On the other hand, other manufacturers (like Lenovo) are better at letting you make a return(within 30 days) for those kind of conditions.
That, and they're engineered to use standard parts, not exotic and maintenance-hostile ones.
It doesn't matter if it's "faster", but it doesn't matter if it's a proprietary solution. The more standard solution will win out at Apple's expense.
When it has more specific component options (read: MXM-based graphics, better displays, and less garish chassis), then it might be realistic to call that "assemble your own".
Apple doesn't do SecureBoot, they just make their devices a PITA to maintain.
Between pentalobes, glue-fastened glass, components in hard-to-reach locations, and active hostility towards self-maintenance, Apple could claim prior art on the concept of SecureBoot.
Various motherboard vendors already cater to the BYO crowd
Portable devices from traditionally locked down platforms don't really have that option. For those that do exist, they're usually built with older/low-end parts.
Plus that young student could run Linux in a VM on the locked down Windows box
That doesn't help when the issue requires direct hardware access.
Or they could hack around on some non-PC device like a Raspberry Pi.
See my first point. The Raspberry Pi is a 2nd-tier device that has still-unresolved USB issues.
While it could be a coincidence, but it seems that these policies seem to share too many similarities in timing and direction.
Perhaps he can figure out why Toyotas end up going places like brick walls, or going forward when you don't want to
I think if he had that in the hands of 3 to 8 trusted individuals the CIA would have agents surrounding him ready to take a bullet. He'd be safer than the president.
The more realistic scenario is that the individuals tasked with bringing him in or taking him (or any misguided "journalists") out would receive that kind of protection and more.
Perhaps some good citizens would be more than happy to call his bluff and ensure that national security gets taken seriously.