Sharing technology: A Chinese development worker at the Huawei test centre that 'mirrors' BT equipmentEli Lake, Bloomberg: U.S. Spies Think China Wants to Read Your E-Mail
For more than a decade, the U.S. military and intelligence community has quietly warned that the world's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, Huawei, is an arm of the People's Liberation Army and that its phones, circuits and routers are instruments of Chinese eavesdropping.
Now these agencies are starting a formal review, led by the FBI and the NSA, examining the national security implications of Huawei's potential participation in building the U.S. 5G wireless network, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials.
These officials told me that while the two largest U.S. telecom providers -- AT&T and Verizon -- have yet to join up with Huawei on this project, the prospect of such a partnership is real and alarming. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the intelligence assessment was ongoing and classified.
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WNU Editor: Buddha says that when you point a finger at someone you are actually pointing 3 at yourself. Hmmmm .... the U.S. intel community is pointing a lot of fingers at themselves right now. As to their claims that China wants to spy on us .... I would say that they are probably right. Ditto on Russia, the U.K., Israel, and maybe another country or two.