[–] obvious_throwaway1 21 points (+22|-1)  ago 

No thanks. I'd rather the Chinese had it, at least they won't blackmail me like my own government will just because I don't agree with their corruption.

[–] Ialwayssaythis 10 points (+11|-1)  ago 

I'm far more afraid of my gov than them.

[–] fl3x 2 points (+2|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

Your gov't is going to get it either way. The issue is that they don't want another gov't to have it as well.

With the Chinese having it, if anything they'll use your personal data (SS#, CC#, personal info & telemetry, etc) as a tool in covert negotiations. USA being too much of a dick (business as usual)? Oops... Looks like a US biz got hacked and 1/10th of the populations CC #'s were just released for sale online by an anonymous hacker. The US can do that as a false flag to escalate things with China as well. It's not like the US intelligence community has any integrity or credibility anyway so when shit happens and fingers are pointed no one ever really knows except for the perpetrators. The only thing you'll know is that you're being told your shits been hacked, and the only way you know that's not a lie is when someone uses it: fucks your credit, uses your card, or whatever.

Secure computing systems are what is needed. But no one cares.

[–] obvious_throwaway1 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

I don't disclose my social security number or credit cards with a cell phone, and they're more than welcome to knowing where I live and work and who my contacts are. Sounds like a match made in heaven.

144 million breached in the Equifax breach is half the population, not 1/10th.

[–] HillBoulder 2 points (+3|-1)  ago 

Unless someone can show me better, I don't think half the Chinese are pedophiles either watching your children sleep through their cute widdle spy cameras.

[–] Monsantos_Schlong 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Plus my Chinese phone was $280 not $800+ and is also made in China.

[–] shadow332 [S] 16 points (+16|-0)  ago 

NSA telling people not to use a certain phone

Wtf I love Huawei phones now.

[–] nmgoh2 3 points (+3|-0)  ago 

Huawei phones are the only ones that have all the features I consider essential in a phone.

Android. Removable SD card so I can store as I want and take it with me. IR blaster so I can use it as an IR remote and change the channel on the TV wherever I am.

[–] RonBennington 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

which phone is this? My 6P is lacking the SD and IR blaster but I adore this phone and won't be getting rid of it for a few years.

[–] Doritosprite 10 points (+11|-1)  ago 

Paid under 200$ for my huewai Honor 6x. maybe if American brands were of similar quality for price they might get my business.

[–] BDSM_Kinkster 7 points (+7|-0)  ago 

Damn I want one of those phones now.

[–] strange_69 6 points (+6|-0)  ago 

Simple, don't use any phone that is made in China. Good luck.

[–] GIF-lLL-S0NG 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

All iphones are made in china. Samsung phones are made in china, or korea of chinese components. All your GPUs are made in china. All your bitcoin belong to the chinese.

[–] strange_69 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 


[–] x260ad8c12 5 points (+5|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties

They slightly decrease suspicion of their own ties to American tech giants by accusing a rival of the same thing. Boring.

[–] lyin4rmu 4 points (+4|-0)  ago 

i love my huawei mate 9. one of the best and cheapest phones you can get and if everyone's already spying on everyone then i'll go with the people who charge me the least to get spied on.

[–] RoBatten 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Good point. And it seems like everyone is forgetting Google - Android has been spying since forever . . .

[–] derram 3 points (+3|-0)  ago :

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA - The Verge

'The group included the heads of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the director of national intelligence. '

'US lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would ban government employees from using Huawei and ZTE phones altogether. '

'Although Huawei started life as a telecoms firm, creating hardware for communications infrastructure, the company’s smartphones have proved incredibly successful in recent years. '

'Last September, it even surpassed Apple as the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, behind Samsung. '

'And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”These warnings are nothing new. '

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[–] SpeakerToAnimals 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

US lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would ban government employees from using Huawei and ZTE phones altogether. '

They already Strongly suggest you do not use Huawei or ZTE. and by strongly i mean they will deny your Clearance. Really the bill will do nothing that isn't already in place.

[–] 475677 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

Huawei were banned from building a network in Australia due to them spying for the chink government so it doesn't surprise me that your spies would whinge about them too. That said if I have to choose between a cheap phone that let's a bunch of dog eaters spy on me in a foreign land or pedos in a 5 eyes nation for a premium I'd rather fund the chinks because at least they're giving me a better deal and don't Fuck kids nearly as often as what goes on here.

[–] saltpricesplummet 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

I'd rather feed the wolves in the woods, then the wolves at my door.

[–] jamesed 2 points (+2|-0)  ago  (edited  ago)

What the fuck is wrong with you ass holes. You expect to be able to run down the street bare ass'ed naked and expect no one to look. Solve your problem by not having a GOD DAMMED CELL PHONE. Build your own radio amateur rig and then use encryption to talk to your mates.

But no you want a secure cell phone to paste your drivel on Utube r VOAT.

[–] telleveryoneyouknow 2 points (+2|-0)  ago 

Some bullshit reverse psychology to give attention to something no one knew about before.

Basically - the CIA etc has much more effective methods to savatoging a company than some stupid fucking statement about their concerns of Chinese spying.

[–] Bananazz 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

the jokes... they keep 'self-writing'

[–] Carlosone 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Don't trust American Intelligence

[–] nmgoh2 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Oh come on, that's not fair.

You know they'll dial into your phone no matter where it's made.

[–] elitch2 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

This is why i have a pre-paid phone. Not registered to my name, address, or anything else. Run a custom rom to strip out the gogol shite, sorted.

[–] TheWorstImaginable 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

"That don't share our values" Yea ok extrapolate the course the US is on and tell me it's going to be better than China. I bet the USA will be more commie than China within the decade. Fuckin NSA, CIA, FBI goofs need to be ripped from their beds, stabbed and then hung.

[–] YouKnowItIKnowIt 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

At this point using tracking devices of enemy countries is actually better because statistically people will randomly use them from different countries giving no particular enemy complete control, but giving our government no control.

[–] carlip 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

do these phones work on Virgin Mobile?

[–] Ialwayssaythis 1 points (+1|-0)  ago 

Pre-order a purism phone or notebook. Pretty cool stuff.

[–] beece 0 points (+0|-0)  ago 

My Huawei 6P cost less $499) than a comparable Iphone, but doesn't have SD card and takes the worst fucking video ever. The large camera, coupled with no image stabilization makes your videos look like a drunk who has Parkinsons took them. It had great reviews and I got sucked in. Won't happen again.