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TechMech 1/16/2019 | 3:20:45 PM
Re: Can he also guarantee? Admitted your all absolutely right. 
The question is fundamentally one of trust & track record.
Can we trust the governments to act in our best interests?
Probably not. 
IF upon acting nefariously, they are discovered are there real consequences?
Well, for the US. Yes. They suffer significant embarrassment & international condemnation. 
Edward Snowden & Bradley Manning been 2 examples. 
The Chinese, do not seem to care if they are caught. They just shrug & trot out some "nothing to with us" tripe. 

Second, what is the track record? Well.... it's an interesting 1. 
Both the US & China have history around cyber espionage. So then it becomes who is deemed the bigger threat & more dangerous/rogue player. 

I think the accolade goes to China, BUT its a question of semantics & optics. It's also likely a subjective conclusion based on western media exposure & narratives. 

 
brooks7 1/16/2019 | 2:16:15 PM
Re: Can he also guarantee? @Phil

No, and I hope that the CIA and NSA have backdoors in all the routers that those companies have produced.  If not what the heck am I paying them for?  Take a $1B and bribe some software people.

And that is my point.  Telecom Equipment is a critical security component.  I would not outsource F-22 jets or Abrams tanks either.

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Phil Harvey 1/16/2019 | 1:47:50 PM
Re: Can he also guarantee? ... and can any vendor guarantee that their home government will leave their gear alone? Seems unlikely but I'd be open to hearing from a vendor about why that can't happen on their watch.
iainmorris 1/16/2019 | 6:34:50 AM
Re: Can he also guarantee? This remark seems spot on, to me. Huawei thinks it can placate opponents by running around and insisting that it does not install spyware in its networks. The real question is whether it can guarantee that Chinese government agencies are not installing spyware in its networks.
brooks7 1/15/2019 | 3:03:25 PM
Can he also guarantee? That the PLA and other elements of the Chinese governments have not added backdoors without his knowledge.  Look I expect that Juniper and Cisco equipment have NSA or CIA (or other) spy elements.  I expect the same for Huawei given their government connections.  Spies spy...thats what they do.

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