US tech firms fear China could be spying on them using power cords, report says

This is one of the silliest things I’ve read, and CNBC just seems to accept without questions that there is a way power plugs can be used to spy on us. Sigh. Paranoid much?

U.S. technology companies asked their Taiwanese suppliers to shift production of some components out of mainland China on fears that Beijing could be spying on them using power cords and plugs, reported Nikkei Asian Review.

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