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    Chip Vulnerabilities Stalk Intel

    This doesn’t compute. The chipmaking giant, which posted $60 billion in revenue last year, has been busy showing off its innovative technology while alarm bells are ringing over two major, unpatched weaknesses called Meltdown and Spectre. They leave virtually every user exposed to data theft, and fixing them could slow down processing by 30 percent. And during the company’s quiet resolution effort, its CEO, Brian Krzanich, sold off $24 million in Intel stock. The company says that’s unrelated to the bugs, but class action litigants aren’t buying it, and U.S. senators are demanding answers.

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