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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones

Six intelligence officials, including the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, have told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they would not recommend that U.S. citizens use smartphones from the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, reports CNBC. As FBI director Chris Wray told the committee:

“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”

In response to the intelligence officials warnings, a spokesperson for Huawei said:


Jim said...

China has a significant amount of their electronics already in place. including hard drives that come with spyware built-in.

People would be well-advised to take this threat VERY seriously.

Anonymous said...

So the NSA,google and the SeaEyeHay don't like competition?

Anonymous said...

Put on tin foil hats.

Anonymous said...

I use a Huawei. Works just fine and the price was right. I guess I should care if they spy but not if the American government does?

Anonymous said...

They are not stupid. China knows how liberals are addicted and wouldnt know how to get to their next onesie party without them