Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

interestrateripoff

'security Threat' Huawei Puts Regaining Us Trust On Hold

Recommended Posts

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/security-threat-huawei-puts-regaining-us-trust-on-hold-8799024.html

The controversial Chinese telecoms group Huawei has given up, for now at least, on persuading Washington that it can be trusted not to spy on American citizens.

A House committee last year said Huawei, one of the world's biggest telecoms companies, posed a national security threat, recommending big US phone companies not to use its kit.

The company, founded by former Chinese People's Liberation Army engineer Ren Zhengfei, has been forced by the effective ban to focus on markets such as the UK and Europe.

Clearly the only people allowed to spy on US citizens is the NSA, you can't have everyone intercepting electronic communications.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meanwhile, Ms Chen said the company's consumer arm had considered using a different brand name for its mobile phones as "foreigners could not pronounce Huawei".

I always thought it was pronounced "Who are we?".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Meanwhile, Ms Chen said the company's consumer arm had considered using a different brand name for its mobile phones as "foreigners could not pronounce Huawei".

I always thought it was pronounced "Who are we?".

It's just "wah-way" isn't it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clearly the only people allowed to spy on US citizens is the NSA, you can't have everyone intercepting electronic communications.

Perhaps the real reason they don't like Huawei is that Huawei refused to cooperate and install NSA backdoors in its handsets?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perhaps the real reason they don't like Huawei is that Huawei refused to cooperate and install NSA backdoors in its handsets?

Very plausible. If the US passed the Chinese the specifications and implementation of the backdoors - it would mean the Chinese could use them covertly in the same way as the US, and take steps to block any such backdoors in their imported devices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very plausible. If the US passed the Chinese the specifications and implementation of the backdoors - it would mean the Chinese could use them covertly in the same way as the US, and take steps to block any such backdoors in their imported devices.

Or, more likely, the NSA couldn't ask Huwaei to implement the backdoors, for those very reasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perhaps the real reason they don't like Huawei is that Huawei refused to cooperate and install NSA backdoors in its handsets?

Maybe they have their own in there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   209 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.