CIA, NSA, FBI chiefs warn against buying Huawei and ZTE phones

14 February 2018
"Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide," counters a Huawei spokesperson.

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I highly support the U. States Gov't. I am glad that major U.S. cell phone carriers are not on board with corporations that implement spyware.

  • samu

yee, 06 Mar 2018not so united states of america are messed up! Im buying zte and... morethis is the way to stop the chinis phone markers? america first? hmm apple and samsung fear?

  • yee

not so united states of america are messed up! Im buying zte and Huawei phones here in europe for a whileand so are others, any concerns. ...none at all. "usa" is still at coldwar but now with rest of the world it seems.
they should build the WALL and lock themselves within as they are bringing nothing to the rest of the world but WAR!!!

  • Edward

NSA, FBI and CIA are concerned Huawei. It's ironic that if anything which should all be gravely concerned about the UTAH Data Centre and the programs Edward Snowden told us about. Massive Global Surveillance by US goverment into all smartphones. That's what we should be concerned about. Blanton obvious hypocrisy by the U.S goverment.

  • SamDSex

Why US Government too afraid of China?
China can attack US anytime with nukes with an ease, no need to spy on the US government first.

China is now the owner of South East China Sea with trillion dollars income and have nothing to be afraid of losing investment in the US.

  • expert

Nonsense ...
Google already has all android's codes.

  • Anonymous

S8 User, 15 Feb 2018I haven't seen titles with "Apple/Samsung security breach!" and ... moreIt true info,,, just another reason not to buy C brands!

  • Love the Community

I'm okay with being spied on by my own countryman. I'm an innocent citizen so I have nothing bad to hide. I don't know what's up with you guys unless you did a bad deed.

  • Choe

yee, 15 Feb 2018I reckon that the rest of the world should stop buying american stuff!Well on orange would turn red. If you know what I mean

Anonymous, 15 Feb 2018I wish you had a clue what you're talking about. If you think y... moreI haven't seen titles with "Apple/Samsung security breach!" and so far Apple and Samsung users didn't have their bank accounts empty like OnePlus users for example...

Raky, 15 Feb 2018And you mean yours S8 is locked and secure of hacker attacks, it... moreSamsung atleast isn't known for leaks and security breaches.

And OnePlus users who got their bank acounts empty, so far that didn't happen on Apple or Samsung...

It is direct move against China, Trump admired a lot of times he sees China as biggest competitor and enemy, so no surprises here

  • Anonymous

S8 User, 15 Feb 2018I wish they were banned in Europe aswell. People are ignorant th... moreI wish you had a clue what you're talking about.
If you think you have any privacy when owning ANY mobile device (being it phone or any OEM, tablet or a laptop...hell even a PC in many cases), you're greatly mistaken.
Just being around someone who has either of those is pretty much guaranteed to in one way or another invade your privacy.

  • lel

CIA, NSA, FBI are spying their citizens too. And maybe, not only their people but across the world too. They don't want competitors for their business. lmao

  • Choe

Well suck it up people the market is going to get smaller since the US government is very concerned of devices manufacture in China. If this goes on with all might be stuck with just IPhones to buy. Irony is that some parts even phone that are common is US are made from China. Just because its American made and expensive it doesn't mean that its any better that a cheap phone made in any part of Asia or even in any part of the world.

  • Anonymous

So if Huawei and ZTE are suspicious products. What about Motorola, as that is Chinese too?

What confidence is there other non-Chinese manufacturers are any better?

  • Raky

S8 User, 15 Feb 2018I wish they were banned in Europe aswell. People are ignorant th... moreAnd you mean yours S8 is locked and secure of hacker attacks, it doesn't have back door for American agencies to checking it out, Google is not getting your private information out from it and all apps that you have installed is just sending data to you, not grabbing your data to them self!?
Ok...just go buy another Google home,Alexa, in one device...to be even safer;)

  • Raky

Freedom & democracy !!!!!!
Hahhahahha
What a joke of a country.

I want to make my own decision at who will I let spy on me.

  • Frank M

This is ridiculous, Huawei and ZTE are as much a danger to the US as Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Google, Apple or any other large technology firm, this is just the US being so far up their own arse they can't accept competitors from other places, especially Chinese ones, every company logs what you do on a smartphone either openly or via back doors, that's the way technology is (Although I don't agree with such practices), I'd almost call this market rigging.

  • Anonymous

This is such a load of crap. They just dont want competition in the US. And also they didnt reach any agreement with Huawei about backdoors used in their phones to spy on US people..thats why the entire scandal. LMFAO
I will never change my P10 for Apple or Samsung :-j