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Congress Brands Huawei and ZTE as Security Threats

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planethulk

Oct 8, 2012, 8:02 PM

You have got to be kidding me.

This is insanity in action. Let me get the right: I'm supposed to worry about Huawei and ZTE for "hacking" back doors that our government required them to install when we paid them to make the equipment? We've got the CIA admitting in Wired Magazine that they spy on us through our appliances Laughing The smart meter on your house tells the electric company exactly what electric devices you are using. This is by design and has been for years. I'm ex-military and I'm telling you this is just a drop in the bucket. I'm curious though. Why is this article on Phonescoop? Yet for some reason, no mention of the suicide nets installed around the Apple factories BY Apple at the demand of the Chinese government so that the slaves being forced to make th...
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The 'security threat' nonsense is just a cover for election year protectionist demagoguery.... Rolling Eyes

If you're going to block ZTE and Huawai, how about just blocking them because they make crappy products? That would at least be a legitimate co...
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Globhead

Oct 7, 2012, 11:13 PM

Compared to what?

The US government wants to spy on us at will, and the NSA won't say how many times it "accidentally" committed warrantless theft of our data.

Our wireless carriers can install Carrier IQ on our phones without our permission (software which is apparently a finger fumble away from oops-we-logged-your-keystrokes), and the US government doesn't give a hoot.

But they warn us that Huawei might, via unspecified hypothetical means, do unspecified things. And maybe they will, But our heroic politicians sure are selective about protecting us.
Globhead said:
The US government wants to spy on us at will, and the NSA won't say how many times it "accidentally" committed warrantless theft of our data.

Our wireless carriers can install Carrier IQ on our phones without our
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T Bone

Oct 8, 2012, 10:04 AM

The anti-China paranoia of today

Is remarkably similar to the anti-Japan paranoia of the late 80's and early 90's......remember the outrage when a Japanese company bought the Rockefeller Center? Sadly both candidates are pushing a protectionist line in their campaigns, Romney talking about 'getting tough with China' and Obama talking about 'economic patriotism' (by which he means anti-free trade and protectionism)....all of this posturing is simply code words for xenophobia....and both parties are equally guilty....unfortunately in difficult economic times, blaming the foreigners is always popular, even with the 'tolerant' left....
I completly agree, it's ridiculous. I looked around my house for everything that said made in china on it. Almost eveything I have is. Anything you buy at the dollar store is made in china. Even my plunger was made on china.
 
 
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