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Who's Afraid of Huawei?

wrekkuh (2647839) writes | about 2 years ago

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wrekkuh (2647839) writes "The Economist has printed an interesting look at the concerns and speculations of the fast-growing Chinese telecom giant Huawei, and it's spread into western markets. Of particular concern is Huawei's state funding, and the company's founder, Ren Zhengfei, who once served as an engineer in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, another article from The Economist goes into greater detail about the steps Huawei has taken to mitigate some of these concerns in England — including co-operating with the GCHQ in Britain, the UK's signals-intelligence agency, to ensure equipment built by Huawei is not back-doored."
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Given Britian's Enourmos Survilliance Culture (1)

davydagger (2566757) | about 2 years ago | (#40889989)

Or only backdoored by the British authorities.

The same thing was suspected with cisco and the American NSA from years ago.

the US of A does not arrest and intimidate the populace as vigorusly as China. Nor are they as overt in their censorship and political crackdowns, but they DO, repeat, DO spy on every single US citizen if not actively pursuing EVERYONE.

Raptor? Carnivore?

whats the latest one?

Domestic Spying (1)

wrekkuh (2647839) | about 2 years ago | (#40891495)

When video from DEFCON 20 is released (in the coming days/weeks), it will be interesting to see General Keith Alexander's speech (Director at NSA, Commander at USCYBERCOM). He says that records aren't kept on every American, and that there is a lot of oversight involved (from multiple branches of the US Government).(Quick summary here [] .)

Will be interesting to see that talk, but the NSA installation found years ago by that AT&T Technician, which made wholesale copies of international and domestic internet traffic says quite different to the US Government's current claims.
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