Don’t Buy Huawei & ZTE phones, US Warns

The FBI, CIA as well as the NSA have warned its citizens against buying and using Huawei and ZTE, over concerns that they may be used as surveillance gadget by the Chinese.
Trouble started for these companies back in 2012, after a House Intelligence Committee raised an eyebrow over their close ties with the Chinese government.
As a result of this, the US government placed a ban on importation of both brands to the states.
Now, this concern has been once again raised by FBI director Chris Wray.
Wray in a hearing Tuesday, 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 was a big blow for Huawei, because majority of U.S. phone purchases still go through carriers.
Huawei, however issued a response, accusing the US instead of “inhibiting [its] business in the U.S. market”.
“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,” Huawei representative added.


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