Re: As expected there will be a lot of poopooing...
"x86 platform is not secure"
Some folks have been saying that for ages, and it's now accepted by well-informed and sensible people, based on the available evidence. Charlie Demerjian at SemiAccurate.com springs to mind, there are probably others, but until recently, things like the Intel Management Engine issues had very limited visibility in the technology press (even in the "security" comedians publications).
SemiAccurate published an article earlier this month, which I haven't seen in full, on the re-emergence of "contra revenue" at Intel, and the lack of emergence of Intel 10nm parts into real products - even though that was first scheduled to happen in 2015 or so?!
https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-cpu-10nm-earnings-amd,news-58336.html (Article published 27 April 2018 after Intel's financial results included more details of 10nm delays. See also: Intel recruit Jim Keller:
["Contra revenue": a name for Intel's payments (er, subsidies) to system builders in markets where Intel would otherwise be a hopeless basket case, e.g. low power/mobile/SoC]
Maybe, just maybe, Intel's cash pile and product pipeline isn't as secure as it used to be either.
"there will be a lot of poopooing...
...until someone notices that there has already been abuse of this [*hammer?] vector for some time."
"ethics is seen as a detractor in business"
There's increasing evidence that applies to *corporate*-scale business in the UK and US in particular. Less applicable elsewhere, arguably (or maybe I'm unfamiliar with the evidence).
E.g. various banks in the UK started life a couple of centuries or more ago, as small local and eventually regional operations where real money was left in the hands of trustworthy businesses for safe keeping, often as a sideline to an otherwise unrelated business.
Barclays Bank started life as one of these outfits.
After a while, some banksm Barclays included, found that the handling of money became more profitable for them than the other formerly more productive bits of the business, and the rest is history (particularly in the UK and the USA).
Evidence: start at e.g.
[edit: add Jim Keller mention]