I had this idea a while back, I searched about it and all I got was a small chip China used in some servers (Btw good for china, because I think they used it in big-corp/government servers!) It didn’t answer me though.
Basically what I had in my mind is something like this:
Some sort of hidden chip or something in like all electronic devices which can spy on users. (99% don’t know about such chip)
e.g. a small chip which has networking abilities and a microphone and stuff like that which can be used to spy on us.
In this scenario it can be either: 1.the chip sends and receives stuff without using any other piece of hardware. or 2.it uses other hardware e.g. a smart phone camera to do the bullshit things it does.
If there is such thing in only a few devices and not all, it can still leak stuff about people like us and f* every effort we make in trying to be anonymous! Obviously even for non-anon people this is a big concern.
I had this idea when I was typing something and suddenly my Apple keyboard disconnected! (Described in another topic in Support section) then I though maybe Apple is watching everything I type with some sort of firmware or chip inside the keyboard and sends it to Apple maybe without even using my internet connection! and maybe Apple is trying to warn me or something!! (!#~ uwk,wtir)
Technically and theoretically this can be possible, and it’s very much likely and expected from the likes of Apple! I do know that it can also be a false and stupid idea! But c’mon, is it really? with the world we live in?
Surely I didn’t explain everything about this theory, but I think you got what I mean.