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American Intelligence Community Urges Americans to Avoid These

Avoid Chinese made phones, etc. according to our intelligence community. China might be spying.

I won't even put Chinese manufactured web cams in or around our home for security. Regardless of China, they have proven to be easily hacked. But yesterday, the US intelligence community told the Senate that Americans need to avoid several Chinese branded cell phones because of security and surveillance concerns.

Six top U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.

The six — including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence — first expressed their distrust of Apple-rival Huawei and fellow Chinese telecom company ZTE in reference to public servants and state agencies.

When prompted during the hearing, all six indicated they would not recommend private citizens use products from the Chinese companies.

"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," FBI Director Chris Wray testified.

I would totally agree with this assessment given what we know both about China and its various corporations. But what I do find funny is that this is the same American intelligence community that routinely blasts Apple for making its devices so secure that the intelligence community cannot snoop. It says something that this group wants you to avoid Huawei and ZTE manufactured products.

We live in a time when information is more valuable than military power.

It is ironic that the Chinese are hijacking our Capitalist system by producing cheap Trojan horses we willingly buy and fill with information.

Yeah, that should be a no-brainer.

I really put all of the "home helper" technology in the same category. If it can look up anything and turn stuff on by voice command, then it processing everything I say. And being connected to the internet, that can be uploaded as passed along to the manufacturer. I am surprised they don't give them away to get the access to data that they will provide. Your wife tells you she doesn't have time to clean the house, and then you get a solicitation from a house keeping service. Our government would love to have access to that information too, and would virtually be like bugging everyone's home with no effort. Maybe I am just being paranoid, but this looks like inviting the fox into the hen house for a little convenience. I still find it creepy that the minute I search for something or look at a product online, for the next two weeks, every website I visit runs ads for that product.

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