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optical Mike
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optical Mike,
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5/17/2019 | 1:45:47 PM
Re: Comment from Huawei (via its US PR firm)
Huawei should have been banned years ago, their lack of business ethics and policy of outright theft of intellectual property to be passed off as their own is unparalleled. 
brooks7
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5/16/2019 | 4:08:16 PM
Re: Comment from Huawei (via its US PR firm)
 

So, if I were in charge - I would ban comms imports from many countries.  The difference is that OSS systems are often on closed networks and harder to hack from the outside. Network equipment is much more vulnerable.  Phones (at least) will mostly only hack you.

The PLA had significant influence on the early days of Huawei and Huawei is charged directly with violating US law (see the CFO in Canada).  I personally place Huawei at a higher risk than pretty much everyone else.  The problem is that the CCP controls China and any Chinese company can NOT claim to be immune to influence by the CCP.  The number of horror stories recently - the Ugyghurs, Organ Harvesting, Falun Gong, Hong Kong - that is hard to see how one can believe that they are off limits.  

Can I prove that Huawei is in the pocket of the CCP and Chinese Intelligence?  No.  But I am 100% clear that the CCP and all of its arms make the rules.  Check out Chinese celebrities that dissapear (like the former head of Interpol) and see what you would do in their stead.

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5/16/2019 | 12:27:47 PM
Re: Comment from Huawei (via its US PR firm)
It's really odd that Trump didn't mention anything about the PRC. Do you think this extends to all phones made in China? And set-tops? And all the OSS/BSS software code written in Belarus? Latvia? Moldova? He really should have been more specific.

 
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5/16/2019 | 12:20:03 PM
Re: Comment from Huawei (via its US PR firm)
The reason that belief is all that is required is that the PRC is an enemy power as demonstrated by the multiple indictments of members of the government for hacking US government and corporations.

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5/16/2019 | 11:25:23 AM
Comment from Huawei (via its US PR firm)
Media Statement:

"Huawei is the unparalleled leader in 5G. We are ready and willing to engage with the US government and come up with effective measures to ensure product security. Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives, leaving the US lagging behind in 5G deployment, and eventually harming the interests of US companies and consumers. In addition, unreasonable restrictions will infringe upon Huawei's rights and raise other serious legal issues."


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