Two week after Bloomberg Businessweek published its blockbuster “spy chip” story, Apple is ramping up its pushback campaign against the article. This time Apple is putting CEO Tim Cook on the record: “There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Mr. Cook in an interview with BuzzFeed. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”
This contributes to the ongoing chorus of voices—ranging from various government agencies to companies to security experts—questioning the accuracy of the story, which alleged that server boards made by San Jose-based Supermicro were tampered with by the Chinese military. Meanwhile, Bloomberg continues to defend the story.