Broadcom Threatens To Forget China

Remember how China came up with their own mysterious WiFi-wannabe security standard and said only certain companies could supply it? American companies were upset that they would need to partner with those other companies (who might potentially copy their intellectual property). Now, Broadcom is saying they won’t play that game. They’re not interested in taking the risk of having their technology copied and found in knockoffs. While many are simply assuming this is a protectionist policy designed to help Chinese companies, Glenn Fleishman sees the possibility that this security standard is designed with backdoors for officials to monitor internet usage. This would, at the very least, be consistent with China’s overall internet strategy.

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