Don’t Use Huawei Smartphones, Say Heads Of FBI, CIA, and NSA: Huawei and ZTE smartphone users, we have a really bad news for you! The largest intelligence agencies in the United States have just advised US citizens to not use products from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE.
According to the reports from CNBC, the latest recommendation was made during a Senate intelligence committee by directors of institutions like FBI, CIA, and NSA.
Leaders of top US intelligence agencies CIA, FBI, and NSA told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that they don’t recommend that Americans use smartphones that are manufactured by Chinese brands like Huawei and ZTE.
FBI director Chris Wray told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the FBI was “deeply concerned” about the risks that are posed by Huawei and ZTE. He said:
“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing a company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks”
“he capacity to exert pressure or control over our telecommunications infrastructure, it provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steals information and provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage”
Right now Huawei is the second largest smartphone producer in the world. Last month, Huawei planned to launch its new Mate 10 Pro handset in the US, but AT&T, which would distribute mobile phones, withdrew from the deal at the last minute due to political pressure.
Huawei’s Vice President of External affairs, William Plummer said “Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide, connecting one-third of the world’s population”
“Privacy and security are critically important to all of us these days and we must all be cautious to protect our personal and family and professional data from compromise”
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