Just a distriction from what's really going on
Autor: Stefan1984 14.05.17 - 16:47
The ugly truth is that this is just a story to distract people from the reality, that we are living in a world of 1984 and there are plenty of unremovable backdoors built in everyones hardware and software is the scapegoat. Sounds like a crazy conspiracy? Well, I can't prove what hidden features the ICs(integrated circuits) have, but here is a good proof everyone with some electronic understanding can verify:
Try to understand how hybrid coils are working and used. Hybrid coils are historically one of the first elements for signal conditioning and were already used in the beginning of analogue telephony. With such a device it is possible to separate the sent and received signal on e.g. a symmetric cable pair of an ethernet or DSL connection or even separating the signal going to and coming from an loudspeaker (loudspeakers are just transducers and work also the other way). With that technology from the stone age of electronic communication it is possible to use a pair of wires in both ways at the same time. The same technique is also used in radar to filter the received echo from the signal sent, so even this simple construction works on a fairly big freqeuency spectrum.
If you watch out for them, you will find them on many locations, where you won't have expected them:
Although Ethernet dedicates each pair either for sending or receiving, you will find them right beside of every ethernet network interface socket as also in every DSL Modem. At least I have not found a single interface without hybrid coils, which had not connected all needed pins to an IC. So as a matter of fact even though, ethernet standard mandates separate lines for sending and receiving, and DSL standard mandates different freqeuency spectrums for sending and receiving, virtually all interfaces are using hybrid coils, and are thereby able to send and receive on the same line and freqeuency at the same time. And there is still another hidden channel called phantom circuit...
Summary: Every connection of you, adds at least the same bandwidth to an unspecified shadownet and nobody asks or tells who controls it, but every manufacturer builds their electronic to support it.