With all these news reports of vulnerabilities, backdoors and other shenanigans at the hardware level, it’s becoming harder than ever to be confident that the laptop or phone you just bought isn’t spying on you, even if you use Linux or some purpose built security minded OS. There are a few companies out there that attempt to address this and I think it might be interesting for the L1 community if we could get reviews on what is available.
I’m thinking about brands like System76, and Purism, or even more extreme like the Novena or maybe some upcoming RiscV based systems? DIY options?
I’d like to see some discussion on the pros and cons of each, will it actually give the piece of mind that some claim they provide since many still are Intel based?
I think this topic is right in line with the interests of many in the community…