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US Congress Rules Huawei a 'Security Threat' 186

dgharmon writes with the lead from a story in the Brisbane Time: "Chinese telecom company Huawei poses a security threat to the United States and should be barred from US contracts and acquisitions, a yearlong congressional investigation has concluded. A draft of a report by the House Intelligence Committee said Huawei and another Chinese telecom, ZTE, 'cannot be trusted' to be free of influence from Beijing and could be used to undermine U.S. security."
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US Congress Rules Huawei a 'Security Threat'

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  • Don't panic (Score:5, Funny)

    by Chrisq ( 894406 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @07:11AM (#41583155)
    Don't panic. If you have a Huawei phone just fill a bucket with water and drop the phone in. After 12 hours you can safely dispose of t in the bin. Then go and buy a phone made in the West like the ....uhm ..... well ... do without a phone.
  • by Kinky Bass Junk ( 880011 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @07:18AM (#41583185)
    Sure, if by 'security threat' you mean 'economic threat', and by 'United States' you mean 'Motorola'.
  • by stoofa ( 524247 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @07:23AM (#41583223)
    ...will misread that as 'Hawaii' and immediately call into question all Hawaiian birth certificates?
  • by Divebus ( 860563 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @07:45AM (#41583387)

    China practically invented the category of Gov't spyware in electronics. Be careful what you say in front of your Chinese made toaster.

  • by cavreader ( 1903280 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @09:13AM (#41584031)

    And pray tell what SW would all the countries use to run their businesses. Evidently you have not seen the chaos caused by companies trying to migrate just one application from a MS platform to another. There are millions of custom Windows business applications that would need to be re-engineered and the expense would be prohibitive to say the least. And No, running apps under Wine or any other virtual environment is not an acceptable solution because all it does is add another layer of code between the application and the system running it. Mass changeovers would still need to re-test all of your applications to make sure they work properly. Advocating wholesale changes in application environments just because you hate MS is extremely stupid. shortsighted, and evidence of a lack of experience when it comes to providing IT services in the business world. And you are living in a geek dreamworld if you believe you can just take source code, compile it, deploy it, and expect it to actually work. The majority of Open Source applications are just poor imitations of proprietary coded applications. And don't forget that there would need to be mass re-training of the IT staff so they are capable of supporting an entirely new environment. What MS could do and should do is close it's foreign offices that are currently providing a large number of jobs throughout the EU. Maybe that will force them to build their own shit instead of using lawsuits to create their revenue stream.

  • by kh31d4r ( 2591021 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @09:15AM (#41584061)

    None. Everyone knows that Republicans can't read.

    Bullshit. They read the bible, which is how they know the Earth is only 3,000 years old and Jesus buried the phony dinosaur bones that we dig up.

    They think it's ~6000 years old. Are you republican by any chance?

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