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FYI: "Huawei and ZTE phones pose a security rsk" - FBI, CIA, NSA

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I'm not sure which forum to post this in, please move it if this is the wrong place.

I read an article on CNN this morning that "Top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the Chinese smartphone makers posed a security threat to American customers."

I've seen many deals on these phones on SD and thought I'd share.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/t...index.html

I searched for huawei and zte and could not find an existing thread, my apologies if one exists.
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Only a threat since the NSA has a harder time backdooring them.
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In that whole article there is not one actual accusation or one bit of evidence to back it up. If the government doesn't want to do business with them over concerns, fine, they have security issues to worry about it and even a maybe with no evidence is enough to stay clear for secure things.

But for an average user, I'm going to need an example or hint of evidence.... Huawei has been caught sending stuff to their servers before, but no evidence of what it was or why, and they claimed anonymous diagnostics info (which everyone does, so it's plausible) but ZTE hasn't had any direct accusations that I know of.
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I think it is somewhat convenient that the two companies that are producing the phones that are unlocked and apart from the monopolized carrier brands are the ones being attacked. And of course, we know that there are no political influences involved in any of our agencys right?
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lol so a bunch of corrupt lying idiots are warning us about China huh...


Trump and us supporters are enjoying a laugh at this.
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Tom Cotton. Case closed.
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About 10 years ago, a guy I know testified in an inquiry against Huawei alleging the theft and trade of state secrets. For real.
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So is Facebook, Google, etc etc etc..

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Good news, I hope the Mate10 pro dropped another couple of hundred dollars because of this
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This is nothing more then the trump admistration trying to keep china doing business in the smartphone business in the good old USA. They are afraid if the company become that ZTE and Huewei will upend Apple. I know all about USA tactic and doing this.
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great, can huawei drop price for Mate 10 now?
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This is McCarthyism rewind. In that same idiotic logic, I can argue that when I use any google or apple phone I am sending information to the US government.
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