Former CIA, NSA chief Michael Hayden speaks out about Huawei

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Jul 19, 2013
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  1. Michael Hayden, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, said in a landmark interview with the Australian Financial Review that he believes Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies represents an unambiguous national security threat to the...

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  2. The underlying assumption is that his four decades of experience showed him the US was using similar methods of espionage.
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  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,870   +1,290

    Seeing as how Huawei has direct and undeniable links to Chinese military intelligence and is guilty of stealing designs from at least one American networking company, Hayden's conclusions seem reasonable. The very fact that Huawei sought this guy's endorsement should throw up a red flag.
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Huawei made a half way decent phone but it was ALWAYS plauged by problems. They looked good on the outside but the "guts" of the phone were always "sloppy". Many times a customer would purchase a Huawei phone only to return it within 30 days because of a HARDWARE problem. The cameras were touted as 8+ MP but I would swear that it was a 2.1-3MP camera for the quality.
    I wonder if they found any spy software on Huawei devices?? That would have been undenyable proof.
  5. mizkitty

    mizkitty TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +11

    He retired in 2008...but he still wears his military uniform for paid speaking engagements?
  6. You can trust a totalitarian government to support and promote one thing and one thing alone. It's own self-preserving self-aggrandizing agenda.

    The Chinese regime has demonstrated this behavior beyond even the stereotype.
  7. That is a stock photo from a few years ago.
  8. Why NSA or FBI cannot provide substantial evidence that Huawei is spying. There must be proof or else we are just acting on intuition.
  9. Give us the evidence or we just can only says that you just don't want another competitor especially chinese brand had another bite on your market

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