Oh, here about how Linus complied to one of the many demands of the NSA :
“The fact is, even if you worry about some back door for the NSA, or some theoretical lack of perfect 32-bit randomness, we can pretty much depend on it. We still do our own hashing on top of whatever entropy we get out of rdrand, and we would still have all our other stuff. Plus the instruction is public and testable - if Intel did something wrong, they’ll be very embarrassed.” -quoting Linux Torvalds
“if Intel did something wrong, they’ll be very embarrassed.” -quoting him again just for lols.
Don’t worry, they got AMD and every other chip manufacturer covered too. Do you design your own PC? And I do mean create your components like CPU, ram controller, … from scratch and your own design? If not, then you are not “safe”. Why do you trust POPULAR software/apps from other people you don’t know in person, and even then… are you sure those other people (even if they are wearing tinfoil hats) can be trusted?
Now how can you be safe? Don’t do anything that threatens the government. There, now it’s just evil corporations that are laughing at the posts by security challenged people who use forums on the Internet… like me. I’m just a little less ignorant but more retarded. It’s all in balance.
Anyways, just me ranting… and enjoying security discussions on a public forum.