“The US has been lobbying its allies for months that using the Chinese telecoms company would jeopardise the security of the next generation of mobile internet communications, giving Beijing the ability to interfere with, or spy on, mobile networks.”
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“With China’s surveillance know-how and equipment now flowing to the world, critics warn that it could help underpin a future of tech-driven authoritarianism, potentially leading to a loss of privacy on an industrial scale. Often described as public security systems, the technologies have darker potential uses as tools of political repression.”
The debate about network security is more complex than Huawei. Look at Lenovo laptops and servers and the many other devices connected to the internet.
[The Trump] administration’s recent rule barring the use of federal funds to buy products made by the Chinese telecom firm Huawei is sound national security policy.
The United States authorities are correct to point out that Huawei can perform critical commercial, military and diplomatic espionage; actually, Chinese law explicitly requires it to.
The Trump administration has told the German government it would limit intelligence sharing with Berlin if Huawei Technologies Co. is allowed to build Germany’s next-generation mobile-internet infrastructure.
[Lenovo] is a company that essentially, it’s an arm of the Chinese government.
That equipment, that technology they couldn’t steal they purchased outright and in the future their goal is to be completely independent of American technology while they get all of us addicted to their cheap products.
“Fortunately, we have kept some of the worst offenders out; Huawei, a number of American companies don’t want to build their network with that equipment.
[Huawei’s] not the only threat. There’s ZTE … Lenovo, the largest maker of laptops.