Because the public doesn't care about them. There's no space race going on today. There are no commies to compete with. There are no new worlds to explore.
So the company that put Windows rootkits on Redbook audio CDs puts backdoors in other products? Stunning!
The company that sold the PSP 1000 to early adopters at $250+ per unit based on all the things it would be able to do with expansions, then released expansions that only worked with later models doesn't take their customers' needs seriously? Shocking!
The company that advertised Linux on the PlayStation 3 then made it impossible to use Linux if you installed most of the newer PS/3 games stomps on their promises? Inconceivable!
Or... oh, wait... no, that's not it. The surprising part is that anybody trusts these shady jerks at all.
The motive is that enterprise IT departments are choosing HP alternatives like Epson and Brother because of issues like this.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso