You will be shocked to know that leaders of the FBI, CIA, NSA and three other security agencies in the United States believe that US citizens should stop using smartphones of Huawei and ZTE.
Don’t Use Huawei Smartphones, Say Heads Of FBI, CIA, and NSA
Are you using Huawei smartphones? Well, if yes, you will be shocked to know that leaders of the FBI, CIA, NSA and three other security agencies in the United States believe that US citizens should stop using smartphones of Huawei and ZTE.
FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that the FBI was “deeply concerned” about the risk factors that are posed by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei and ZTE.
Chris Wray said “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing a company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks,”
“the capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure, it provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steals information and provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage”
Well in the previous month, Huawei was expected to launch Mate 10 Pro at CES 2019 which would be sold through AT&T. However, AT&T canceled its partnership with Huawei. The smartphone was launched anyway, but only independently, which is not positive.
Well, when on the panel of six including officials from the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, was asked to raise their hands if they would recommend private citizens use a device from ZTE or Huawei, not one hand was raised.
On return, Huawei defended itself by saying that their brand is now trusted in over 100 countries around the world. Huawei also criticised the US government for calling Huawei riskier than any other company.
Huawei’s Vice President of External Affairs Willian Plummer said “Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide, connecting one-third of the world’s population”
“Privacy and security are critically important to all of us these days and we must all be cautious to protect our personal and family and professional data from compromise.”
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