Jan 9, 2018

Intel CEO: No known exploits from massive chip vulnerability

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, speaking at CES 2014. (Photo: Intel)

Intel chief Brian Krzanich began his CES keynote by addressing the elephant in the room: a massive chip vulnerability disclosed last week. Krzanich praised the industry for coming together so quickly and noted that so far there are no known exploits that have compromised customer data. "We are working tirelessly to ensure it stays that way," he said.

Why it matters: Although the vulnerabilities affect nearly all modern chips to varying degrees, Intel has come under particular scrutiny. Intel has said it doesn't see the issue denting profits or slowing its roadmap, however.

Krzanich's comments came ahead of a wide-ranging talk addressing Intel's core business as well as investment areas including artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and virtual reality.

Intel is also using the keynote to:

  • Discuss plans to broadcast 30 sports from the 2018 Winter Olympics in VR
  • Announce a partnership with China's SAIC Motor to pave the way for autonomous cars there
  • Talk about deals with BMW, Volkswagen and Nissan to improve real-time mapping
  • Show off a prototype autonomous car from Intel's test fleet
  • Fly (albeit briefly) a prototype an autonomous air taxi from German startup Volocopter
  • Detail progress in two emerging areas of technology, quantum computing and neuromorphic chips (those whose structure mimics the way human brains process information)

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler liquidates stocks after uproar over coronavirus sell-off

Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Photo: Madnel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher are liquidating their stock portfolio and moving holdings into exchange traded funds (ETFs) after coming under fire for purchasing and selling roughly $1.4 million in stock just before the market crashed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: Loeffler, who faces a competitive reelection fight in November, is one of several senators under fire for selling shares shortly after a private briefing on the coronavirus — sparking accusations of insider trading.

Sanders: "While this campaign is coming to an end, our movement is not"

Addressing his supporters via livestream after suspending his campaign, Bernie Sanders congratulated Joe Biden on his presumptive victory in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary while making clear that his fight for progressive ideas will not end with his candidacy.

What he's saying: "While this campaign is coming to an end, our movement is not. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded us that 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.' The fight for justice is what our campaign has been about. The fight for justice is what our movement remains about."