xenopeek wrote: ⤴
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Businesses are, on the whole, far more interested in profit and image than they are in anything else. They will cut corners and shaft customers and employees alike to save a buck (and claim this is them being "more efficient and cost-effective" than government) yet this is exactly why there's been the need, over the course of the last ~12 to 14 decades, to enact regulations restricting what they do and how they do it. It's my feeling that both Intel and AMD, even though AMD is claiming innocence this
time, are going to cause brand new sorts of regulation¹ to be brought down on their own heads if this sort of thing continues to happen.
AMD's response is a good poke at Intel:
, perhaps, but I wouldn't trust them any more than Intel or anyone else.
At AMD we develop products and services with safety in mind. Based on our own analysis and discussions with the researchers, we believe that our products are not subject to 'Fallout', 'RIDL' and 'ZombieLoad', thanks to the hardware protection in our architecture. We have not been able to demonstrate these leaks in AMD's products, and we are not aware of others who have succeeded. [Emphasis added.]
Those are examples of parsing language
and possibly even deflection
. It's the language of a company out to save it's own hide.
¹ Of course, both of these companies are American, and in America there's a massive movement out there to cast regulation as being tantamount to government overreach, so it's unlikely at this time we will see anything other than token fines levied to make it appear as though something's being done.