Sorry for letting them snoop? Dell apologizes for ‘inconvenience’ caused by NSA backdoor

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AFP Photo / Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

AFP Photo / Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Security researcher Jacob Appelbaum dropped a bombshell of sorts earlier this week when he accused American tech companies of placing government-friendly backdoors in their devices. Now Texas-based Dell Computers is offering an apology.

Or to put it more accurately, Dell told an irate customer on Monday that they “regret the inconvenience” caused by selling to the public for years a number of products that the intelligence community has been able to fully compromise in complete silence up until this week.

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