White House Cleared Chinese Tech Firm of Spying AllegationsAdded: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Finally, the US White House has cleared Huawei of all spying allegations. Just a week ago, the American congressional report has warned against allowing Huawei and ZTE, both based in China, to supply critical telecom infrastructure. The fears were that the use of Chinese software posed a security risk to American companies, since Huawei could transfer over sensitive information to its government.
Nevertheless, the White House reviewed the security risks posed by Huawei and ZTE to American telecommunications firms and found no evidence that they had spied for their government. It was said that there was risk about the gear of Huawei, the 2nd largest manufacturer of networking equipment throughout the globe, but that was because of several vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, this is perfectly normal for the tech equipment and doesn’t mean that the manufacturer is spying for a foreign government.
Undoubtedly, the American press won’t let things go. Some already started discussion whether or not the security flaws found in Huawei gear appeared there deliberately. The others say that it gives an opt out for Apple or Microsoft when vulnerabilities are discovered in their products.
In the meanwhile, the White House inquiry was not the same that the senators conducted. First of all, it was helped by intelligence agencies and studied the reports of suspicious activity. The investigators also asked detailed questions of almost a thousand telecom gear buyers. As for Huawei, the company claimed that it spent one year collecting evidence and then was ignoring whatever didn’t fit into the spying idea.
Actually, the truth is that the White House was hoping that its research would prove that Huawei had indeed been spying. It was said that someone from the government really wanted evidence of spying, so the research would definitely have found it, if it were there.
Huawei representatives claimed that although the company didn’t see the review, it wasn’t surprised that it revealed no evidence of Huawei espionage. In the meantime, the allegations were based on the assumption that the company’s CEO founded Huawei 25 years ago after being laid off by the Chinese army. This is quite a weird basis for accusing of spying, though.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
|How can they spy? Can they even see anything with those squinted ass eyes they have?|
|posted by (2012-10-24 19:05:38)|
|This is nothing against the Chinese people, but I think it's pretty valid for the American Government to be suspicious of Chinese companies - especially telecommunications companies - entering into the US market. The Chinese is a rising superpower. It's inevitable. The government is extraordinarily involved in corporate operations, and frankly, it would be naive to think that they wouldn't have influence and plans of espionage via the operations of a telcom corp operating inside the US.|
|ok ask do we need them here no do we care that they are banned no they have cheap shit products from china we all know this so why do we even debate this lol its silly we call china out on hacking us day after day yup lets let two giant Chinese comps in lol really its stupid|
|The US White House has cleared Huawei of all spying allegations. After their palms were fulling greased,|
and the white house lackeys,had their Swiss bank accounts topped up
|anything as important as infrastructure should only be made of domestic supplies, companies, employees. period.|
|posted by (2012-10-27 19:13:23)|
|@fusseltier I agree completely. It is insanity to open up the nation's core, vital infrastructure to foreign interests for potential sabotage, and it's criminally naive to think they don't want and wouldn't do it if given the chance.|
|posted by (2012-10-29 06:08:55)|
|I love how everyone is so Anti-Asian and have their stupid stereotypes, its very American of you. China makes cheap shit products? Then guess what you're wearing the so called cheap shit products and paying 5 or 6 times the money it takes to make it. Don't believe me take a bunch of your clothes and read the care tags you morons.|
Its so funny how you all line up in droves when the newest iphone comes out, but you don't have the brain power to realize where its manufactured. You want American infrastructure to be made with only domestic supplies -- good luck cause you'll be in the stone age.
Majority of semi-conductors and ic-chips come from guess what CHINA, even Japan barely makes they're own products anymore -- thats why you don't see "Made in Japan" or "Made in America" printed anywhere anymore.
But..but we have our own cars GM, Chrysler & Ford --- America is Awesome!! No its not, cars are more like computers these days and all their components come from China, most car parts are also made in China.
America at the beginning of the industrial revolution through to the 60s is when it manufactured a lot of its own product, these days like all first world countries you get everything made in China --- cause none of you want to work in factorys or do labor intensive work, nobodies got the back bone for it anymore. The only people that have backbone to make anything in first world countries are the people in construction -- everyone else are whiny lil bitches.
Bottom line you all sound like idiots cause you don't know where your shit comes from.
The problem with closed minded people - they're mouths are always open.
I'm not saying don't worry about your nations security or suspect China of spying, but don't give such stupid answers like a jock with a jockstrap over his face. Stop bitching about spying and put companies with expert programmers and experts on telecommunications to plug vulnerabilities. Where do we get such people? Silicon valley, google, microsoft, linux, sun microsystems and so on, duh.
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