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If you have an Intel-chipset based motherboard, there are great chances it is equipped with the Intel Management (Intel ME) unit. This is not new. And concerns regarding the privacy issue behind that little know feature were raised for several years. But suddenly, the blogosphere seems to have rediscovered the problem. And we can read many half-true or just plain wrong statements about this topic.
So let me try to clarify, as much as I can, some key points for you to make your own opinion:
What is Intel ME?
First, let’s give a definition straight from Intel’s website: