Each year, established technology companies roll out new deals, promotions and offerings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Advertisements for these products will highlight their affordability, performance and practicality. They will also ignore their vulnerabilities and threats to consumer privacy. Huawei phones, Lenovo laptops, Lexmark printers and GoPro cameras are four examples of products whose flaws must be known by consumers in the west before they consider buying them this holiday season.
Roslyn Layton , November 28, 2019
Significantly, Huawei, Lenovo and Lexmark are Chinese-owned and closely aligned with the Chinese government. China’s National Intelligence Law compels Chinese companies to provide unmitigated intelligence to the government. So some companies with lax security safeguards enable personal data to fall into the hands not only of unauthorized third parties but also foreign adversaries.