[Update x2: Denials issued] Chinese government snuck secret surveillance chip into servers at Apple, Amazon, and dozens more according to report

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/chinese-government-snuck-secret-surveillance-chip-servers-apple-amazon-dozens-according-report/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Amazon and Apple dispute the claims</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/04 7:37pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/chinese-government-snuck-secret-surveillance-chip-servers-apple-amazon-dozens-according-report/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/10/04 7:37pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">China and Supermicro add their voice</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-519500" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, but <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies">Bloomberg</a> has published a detailed investigative report today alleging that a list of U.S. Companies, including Amazon and Apple,...

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[Update x2: Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and Chinese govt. issue denials] Chinese government snuck secret surveillance chip into servers at Apple, Amazon, and dozens more according to report

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/chinese-government-snuck-secret-surveillance-chip-servers-apple-amazon-dozens-according-report/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">Amazon and Apple dispute the claims</span> </div> </a> </li><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/04 7:37pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/chinese-government-snuck-secret-surveillance-chip-servers-apple-amazon-dozens-according-report/#2"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_2"> 2</span>: 2018/10/04 7:37pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title">China and Supermicro add their voice</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-519500" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, but <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies">Bloomberg</a> has published a detailed investigative report today alleging that a list of U.S. Companies, including Amazon and Apple,...

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Echo first-gen refurb is $60 ($20 off) for today only

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-04-at-9.10.52-PM.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-519549" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-04-at-9.10.52-PM-728x396.png" alt="" width="668" height="363" /></a></p> <p>Three companies are battling it out in the smart home game right now: Amazon, Apple, and Google. Given that you're reading a site called "Android Police" right now, it's a fair bet that you won't want to be locked into Apple's ecosystem. That leaves you with two choices. If you prefer Alexa to Assistant and you're looking to get some more smart speakers, Amazon is offering refurbished units of the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Refurbished-Amazon-Echo-Generation/dp/B00Y3QOH5G?tag=androidpolice-20">first-gen Echo for $59.99</a>, $20 off the regular refurb price.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/deal-alert-amazon-echo-first-gen-refurb-60-20-off-today/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/deal-alert-amazon-echo-first-gen-refurb-60-20-off-today/'>[Deal Alert] Amazon...

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what is Samsung Secure Folder and how can you make the most of it?

Samsung Secure Folder is an encrypted space on your smartphone for storing files, images, videos, and apps for your eyes only. The service keeps all your sensitive files private, giving you peace of mind that other people won’t see these things while using your device. Samsung Secure Folder made its debut on the ill-fated Galaxy Note […]

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151: Pink Pixel 3, Voice Acess app, Lyft/Uber w/ Assistant | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got the Google Pixel 3 and its newly-leaked pink color, Voice Access hands-on, and Google Assistant adds support for Lyft and Uber booking. 9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players. https://9to5google.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/9to5google-daily-151.mp3 Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750! New episodes […]

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Google Pay adds support for 23 new US banks, four international

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-pay-tez.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-511301" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/google-pay-tez-728x364.png" alt="" width="668" height="334" /></a></p> <p>However many banks Google adds to its list of supported institutions, there are always more waiting. We've got quite a few of them here in the 'States (I think they're reproducing somehow), but a few previously unincluded international banks also made the cut in the last week or so, adding 27 more in total — 23 in the US and four in other countries.</p> <p><span id="more-519536"></span></p> <p>Since most of the bigger US financial institutions have already made their stance on Google Pay known, additions are usually regional banks or credit...

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Try not to die the next time you take a selfie

Researchers at the U.S. National Library of Medicine published a study that concluded there have been 259 selfie-related deaths between 2011 and 2017. India is the country with the highest number of selfie-related deaths, followed by Russia, the U.S., and Pakistan. According to the study, significantly more men suffered selfie-related deaths than women. Taking an […]

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Android Police is now a Twitch affiliate, Amazon Prime subscribers can support us for free

<p><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/twitch-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-490674" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/twitch-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>We <a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/29/android-police-now-twitch/">launched a Twitch channel</a> earlier this year, designed to be the new home of the Android Police Podcast. Since then, we've started a second weekly show (on Tuesday nights), where we answer questions from live viewers. Now our Twitch channel is an affiliate, meaning you can support our live content with Twitch subscriptions - at no cost to yourself, if you have Amazon Prime.<span id="more-519537"></span></p> <p>For those of you not familiar with Twitch, you can follow a channel for free (you'll get alerts when it goes live), but...

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Best Verizon prepaid phones (October 2018)

Verizon Wireless isn’t necessarily known for its prepaid phones, but there are a few standouts. We’ve already taken a look at the best Verizon phones, but now let’s go through the best Verizon prepaid phones. If you don’t find anything here, check out our general list of the best prepaid phones you can buy. Editor’s note: We […]

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[Update: Amazon and Apple issue denials] Chinese government snuck secret surveillance chip into servers at Apple, Amazon, and dozens more according to report

<ul class="list-unstyled list-banners"><li> <a class="banner banner-update" title="View the 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT Update" href="https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/04/chinese-government-snuck-secret-surveillance-chip-servers-apple-amazon-dozens-according-report/#1"> <span class="update-header">Update<span class="update_1"> 1</span>: 2018/10/04 1:54pm PDT</span> <div class="ellipsize"> <span class="update-title"> Both Amazon and Apple have denied the claims advanced by Bloomberg in separate statements given today, individually refuting facts presented about malicious modifications to motherboards or any investigation</span> </div> </a> </li></ul><p style="text-align: center"><a href="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-519500" src="https://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/louis-reed-747361-unsplash-728x485.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="445" /></a></p> <p>Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, but <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies">Bloomberg</a> has published a detailed investigative report today alleging that a list of U.S. Companies, including Amazon and Apple, suffered a security intrusion via hardware...

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