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Very unlikely to be true. "Random insider guy" at Microsoft/intel/phone company/etc claims to have a backdoor into everything. If it existed, I believe the hacker community would have found it and exploited it. Every computer that gets sent home has from the store has all the evidence to look for it. In general, the people who work for the government are not the smartest people in their field. In general, it is very hard to keep a secret. The bigger the secret is, the harder it is to keep. I think i heard this same rumor about ten years ago that the NSA was intercepting computers being sent out from Dell so they could install their magic chips inside.