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Congress Brands Huawei and ZTE as Security Threats

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Compared to what?

Globhead

Oct 7, 2012, 11:13 PM
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.
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muchdrama

Oct 8, 2012, 12:30 AM
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 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.


All good points. And these measures the US govt is putting into place are just political posturing, partly. Of course, if they're correct, then I don't wa...
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Mektah

Oct 8, 2012, 2:07 AM
100 bucks say the person who made this report just happens to have stock in those 'other' companies.
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muchdrama

Oct 8, 2012, 2:14 AM
Mektah said:
100 bucks say the person who made this report just happens to have stock in those 'other' companies.


Sooooooooo--he's trying to crash his own stock in Huawei and ZTE, or he's got stock in American competitors?
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island-guy

Oct 8, 2012, 4:40 AM
"...The authors of the report said that both companies were reluctant to hand over key documents about their relationships with the Chinese government. The authors also said they received "credible allegations" that suggested Huawei is guilty of bribery, corruption, discriminatory behavior, and other malfeasance."

Although this sounds like big business in general, quite frankly I'd rather be spied on by my own country rather than communist China. Why and how we got to this is another pile of steaming political crap to dig through but I would expect this to become an interesting topic in the weeks to come until November.....
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srich27

Oct 8, 2012, 8:05 AM
" but I would expect this to become an interesting topic in the weeks to come until November....."

Which is exactly why neither major candidate is going to be asked about it, nor say anything of significance about it even if asked.


Gary Johnson 2012 :p
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planethulk

Oct 8, 2012, 8:03 PM
RP would have been better... but Yes indeed. Gary Johnson 2012. Cool
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algorithmplus

Oct 8, 2012, 1:03 PM
I think it has more to do with political conflict between the American government and the Chinese government. I also wouldn't be surprised to see the 'other' companies have spent a lot lobbying to make this a reality. Companies do this all the time, they buy the politicians and effectively buy the laws they want in place.
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