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Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it

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Another reason Intel spoke with Microsoft, Google and Amazon first is that these are some of the biggest purchasers of Intel CPU's and Intel didn't want to piss them off by not giving them the heads up, just in case they switched their datacentres to use AMD chips or even switch to ARM based SOC because they were not made aware of the flaw with advance notice.

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