Surprises

by Mike Masnick


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china, investigation, us

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huwei



Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

from the nothing-to-hide dept

Interesting strategy from China's telco networking giant Huawei in dealing with security fears from the US government: it's asking the US government to do a full investigation of the company to satisfy itself that there's nothing questionable going on. Obviously part of the idea is a PR move, to show that the company has nothing to hide, but it's pretty rare to see a company so openly ask a government to investigate it. I guess it's Huawei's attempt to call the US government's grandstanding bluff.

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    Christopher (profile), 25 Feb 2011 @ 12:25am

    Re: Re:

    Do you really think that we wouldn't audit ALL of these things looking for backdoors?
    Hell, do you think that we don't do that with companies in the United States to make sure that there are not any backdoors?

    With all due respect, it seems that you are extremely distrustful of China without realizing that they ALREADY make many consumer-level computer goods that are used as military-grade at many places.

    China would NOT want the black eye from us finding out that they had put backdoors into the hardware and then have us remove all military hardware manufacturing from overseas and bring it back into the United States.

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