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Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear

Martin an gof Silver badge

Re: "but could for example, also be done through ads on a trusted website"

Does not explain "could care less", which I only noticed for the first time three or four years ago, I think originally in US-based sources. The actual expression has been around for a very, very long time, though it is usually shown as "couldn't" rather than "could not". I imagine "couldn't" --> "could" is simply the sort of lazy-stop that often cuts off the ends of words.

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