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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Huawei and ZTE pose security threat, warns US panel Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19867399

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Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE pose a security threat to the US, a congressional panel has warned after its probe into the two companies.

The two firms should be barred from any mergers and acquisitions in the US, the panel has recommended in its report set to be released later on Monday.

It said the firms had failed to allay fears about their association with the Chinese government and military.

The two are among the world's biggest makers of telecom networking equipment.

"China has the means, opportunity and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes," the committee said in its report.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, revealing how this (or some other seemingly innocuous story) serves as an "October Surprise" to help Obama block or distract from Romney's surge.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, revealing how this (or some other seemingly innocuous story) serves as an "October Surprise" to help Obama block or distract from Romney's surge.

I'm waiting for them to activate the secret chip in all their phones which causes people to zombify. It's about as likely as any of these firms being a serious threat to US national security. That's what the scare was with the Japanese in the 1980s-90s which produced such techno-paranoia style thrillers as Rising Sun. I'd be more worried about India, where most of the tech savvy populus speak English. And I am not worried about India.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever read the book, Cell, by Stephen King? A mysterious signal transmitted through cell phones furs their users simultaneously into violent, raving lunatics, causing a sort of zombie apocalypse.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ever read the book, [i]Cell[/], by Stephen King? A mysterious signal transmitted through cell phones furs their users simultaneously into violent, raving lunatics, causing a sort of zombie apocalypse.
Let me guess, the mysterious signal was the ringtone assigned to their mother-in-law?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Ever read the book, [i]Cell[/], by Stephen King? A mysterious signal transmitted through cell phones furs their users simultaneously into violent, raving lunatics, causing a sort of zombie apocalypse.


sounds as bad as the rest of this crap writing pathetic talentless hack.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdeininger wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Ever read the book, [i]Cell[/], by Stephen King? A mysterious signal transmitted through cell phones furs their users simultaneously into violent, raving lunatics, causing a sort of zombie apocalypse.
Let me guess, the mysterious signal was the ringtone assigned to their mother-in-law?

His writing is full of that sort of sidebar humor about our culture. :lol:

He may not be Shakespeare, but he is imaginative, and I think he's good at capturing the zeitgeist of different times and places.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the Oblahblah aside, Huawei and ZTE *are* too cosy with the Chinese government, and there is the very real risk of the companies putting back doors into their device firmwares for Chinese government use. And not just to snoop into your mom's kinky affair text messages, both companies sell infrastructure devices in significant quantities, so not only are we talking mass surveillance, but they could also cripple national infrastructure when it's strategically suitable.

To me, that's far more important than squabbling over which of the two corporatist parties you want in office.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
mdeininger wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Ever read the book, [i]Cell[/], by Stephen King? A mysterious signal transmitted through cell phones furs their users simultaneously into violent, raving lunatics, causing a sort of zombie apocalypse.
Let me guess, the mysterious signal was the ringtone assigned to their mother-in-law?

His writing is full of that sort of sidebar humor about our culture. :lol:

He may not be Shakespeare, but he is imaginative, and I think he's good at capturing the zeitgeist of different times and places.
I know, I'm loving his writing (but I hadn't read this book in particular ;)).
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