The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has certified another laptop by the UK based supplier The Gnulug. This is the second laptop by the company to get FSF certification.
They also had to replace Intel’s Management Engine (ME) system and Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) firmware which are proprietary.
FSF have previously addresses ME and AMT as back doors into a person’s machine as the computers can be remotely accessed over a network and allows the remotely connected user to power the computer on and off, configure and upgrade the BIOS, wipe hard drives, re-install the OS and more.
via FSF certify Libreboot X200 laptop – Linux Veda.
Scary stuff, laptops being sold with huge backdoors