US Intelligence Officials Advise Against Huawei & ZTE Smartphones


Recently, the US government halted Huawei’s attempt to do business with some US carriers mainly due to concerns that the company is strongly affiliated with the Chinese government. Now, top US intelligence officials are taking further steps to ensure that smartphones from Huawei and ZTE are not used in the country. According to CNBC, the heads of CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence have advised Americans to steer clear of smartphones from these companies. FBI Director, Chris Wray, said

“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks,”…”It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage,”

Republican Senator, Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said

“The focus of my concern is … Chinese telecoms like Huawei and ZTE … are widely understood to have extraordinary ties to the Chinese government,”

Huawei in a statement to CNBC reiterated its knowledge of some section of the US government working to halt Huawei’s business in the US market. The company further said

“Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities,”

As of now, lawmakers in the US are considering a bill that would ensure that employees of the US government don’t make use of smartphones from Huawei or ZTE.

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12 Comments

  1. Cesc Fabregas
    February 15, 2018

    everyone needs to buy apple phones but nobody can buy chinese phones what a joke!!
    again an example how the western world disregards any moral laws..
    fuck u

    • Nawaz Rajput
      February 15, 2018

      Morality doesn’t exist in the West neither any regards for truth! Hypocrisy is what exists!

  2. Nawaz Rajput
    February 15, 2018

    Simply ironic since it comes from a country (US) which has been involved in not only spying on it’s own citizens but on many other countries. Edward Snowden comes to mind and I’m surprised how America can condemn others of wrongdoings since it has done the most itself or maybe it’s another form of White supremacy?

    • joe mont
      February 15, 2018

      Could be they did not provide a backdoor to the NSA. Not sure whether I trust them more or less now.

  3. Cesc Fabregas
    February 15, 2018

    everyone needs to buy apple phones but nobody can buy chinese phones what a joke!!
    again an example how the western world disregards any moral laws..
    fuck u

    • Nawaz Rajput
      February 15, 2018

      Morality doesn’t exist in the West neither any regards for truth! Hypocrisy is what exists!

  4. Nawaz Rajput
    February 15, 2018

    Simply ironic since it comes from a country (US) which has been involved in not only spying on it’s own citizens but on many other countries. Edward Snowden comes to mind and I’m surprised how America can condemn others of wrongdoings since it has done the most itself or maybe it’s another form of White supremacy?

    • Guest
      February 15, 2018

      Could be they did not provide a backdoor to the NSA. Not sure whether I trust them more or less now.

  5. Mitch McCrimmon
    February 15, 2018

    Is this a legitimate concern or just paranoia? I seem to recall reading somewhere that bullies are often more likely to be paranoid than other people.

  6. Mitch McCrimmon
    February 15, 2018

    Is this a legitimate concern or just paranoia? I seem to recall reading somewhere that bullies are often more likely to be paranoid than other people.

  7. Славољуб Комљеновић
    February 17, 2018

    Very VERY happy I have a Huawei P9 and a Mate 10 pro. Fuck your hypocrisy usa

  8. Славољуб Комљеновић
    February 17, 2018

    Very VERY happy I have a Huawei P9 and a Mate 10 pro. Fuck your hypocrisy usa