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Cirlig is speaking with Forbes after discovering that his Redmi Note 8 smartphone was watching much of what he was doing on the phone. That data was then being sent to remote servers hosted by another Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, which were ostensibly rented by Xiaomi.
The seasoned cybersecurity researcher found a worrying amount of his behavior was being tracked, whilst various kinds of device data were also being harvested, leaving Cirlig spooked that his identity and his private life was being exposed to the Chinese company.
When he looked around the Web on the device’s default Xiaomi browser, it recorded all the websites he visited, including search engine queries whether with Google or the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo, and every item viewed on a news feed feature of the Xiaomi software. That tracking appeared to be happening even if he used the supposedly private “incognito” mode.
Many more millions are likely to be affected by what Cirlig described as a serious privacy issue, though Xiaomi denied there was a problem. Valued...
The US and other countries restrict Huawei in 5G (even providing funding to “rip and replace” the equipment), but this does not stop the company from deploying in Wi-Fi networks. Once a device is deployed in Wi-Fi, it can’t be forcibly recalled for security reasons. Huawei touts its role in Wi-Fi 6, considered the future-proofing strategy for the Wi-Fi industry.
The Austin-based Wi-Fi Alliance recently honored top tier member Huawei for its leadership in the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program, allowing its products to be embossed with the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal. The advocacy group recently congratulated Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for the April 23 vote to designate 1200 MHz of the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use, quintupling the spectrum for technologies such as Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi Alliance did not respond to a request for comment.
Among the 800 members of the Wi-Fi Alliance are many firms owned and affiliated with the Chinese government and listed in the US National Vulnerabilities Database,...
US authorities are overlooking how Chinese firms are influencing IT security through standard-setting and advocacy organisations that cover technologies less restricted by national security rules, CTT Co-Founder Roslyn Layton argues.
China’s desire for dominance in IT and control of the global data trade has often been observed in its influence on international standard-setting organisations. Less...
China has so much leverage over the US that “they don’t have to fire a missile at us, or shoot a gun, they can simply...
Host: “You are saying if you have a Lenovo laptop on your system, it is a compromised system? Dr. Layton: “Absolutely; it could be a...
“You can go into Best Buy and purchase a device that is banned on the federal level, and that is the example of the disconnect...
“What I am saying is use a trusted vendor. The problem is the Chinese ownership – the government can direct these companies to do what...
How China Threatens America's Digital Freedom — Roslyn Layton at #CPAC2019
The Epoch Times interviews American Enterprise Institute Fellow Roslyn Layton about the threat of Chinese technology to America's freedom at #CPAC 2019 Want to listen to our interviews? Check out our new podcasts! Available NOW. Links below:iTunes Podcast: https://ept.ms/ATLiTunesPodcastGoogle Podcast: https://ept.ms/ATLGooglePodcastSpotify Podcast: https://ept.ms/ATLSpotifyPodcast
Posted by The Epoch Times on Saturday, March 2, 2019
Host: “Why isn’t it so obvious that we shouldn’t be taking Chinese technology and using it in our networks?” Dr. Layton: “When you consider that...
“I’m not necessarily interested in mandates on cities and counties per se, and I’m not sure that’s the initial approach we want to take, but I do think the creation of awareness is also important because once presented with the facts, and the reality [is] we have found that most institutions, from academia to governments, are willing to step up and take the action,” Rubio said.
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“I’m not necessarily interested in mandates on cities and counties per se, and I’m not sure that’s the initial approach we want to take, but...
While the federal government has cracked down on the use of Chinese-owned companies at the federal level in recent years over espionage and data safety concerns, at least 43 states hold important IT contracts with other Chinese-owned companies and could be at risk, according to a report released Monday.
The report, published by ChinaTechThreat.com, focuses predominantly on more than three dozen large tech contracts and purchase agreements with states held by Chinese-owned companies Lexmark and Lenovo, whose products are listed in the National Vulnerability Database. While products from those companies aren’t used by U.S. military, intelligence or federal agencies, the report suggests they’re being used by states, which could open their IT systems to attacks, data theft and other vulnerabilities.
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While the federal government has cracked down on the use of Chinese-owned companies at the federal level in recent years over espionage and data safety concerns, at...