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10/8/2010 04:19 PM EDT
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JMWilliams
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JMWilliams   10/8/2010 4:58:05 PM
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So long as China has a Communist government, these concerns will remain justified.

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chanj0   10/8/2010 5:45:04 PM
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Is there a way to avoid wiretapping?

T in Az
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T in Az   10/8/2010 5:56:47 PM
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No

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elctrnx_lyf   10/8/2010 6:07:20 PM
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This is not really surprising. When India is concerned about the security issues in using the Huawei telecom equipment no wonder US government backed NSA will definitely have concerns. But I still wonder isn't it possible to verify the security of the telecom vendor equipment? Huge businees for Huwaei will be hampered if the AT&T and Sprint decide not to buy any equipment.

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Sheetal.Pandey   10/8/2010 6:58:52 PM
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I guess in case of India, the telecom equipment is not meant for government of India's usage as is the case with US. Also there are strict terms and conditions on knowledge transfer.

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elPresidente   10/8/2010 7:44:15 PM
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The Chinese government can subsidize Huawei's entry into the US with the payback of the trapdoors, which can be included in any new software release. I'm with NSA - FIND A US SUPPLIER, AT&T

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KB3001   10/9/2010 11:07:19 PM
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I would be surprised if NSA accepted non-US suppliers to be honest.

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wave.forest   10/10/2010 2:13:22 PM
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This is a stupid decision and NSA appears having no confidence on their own surveillance capability. Let's face it, Huawei and ZTE just provide better technology than that of E/// and ALU with a much better price. Why do they have to press AT&T to buy more expensive and worse equipment? On the other hand, BT 2000CN and 3's Mobile Broadband are using Huawei's equipments. I haven't heard MI6 had complained it. As long as Huawei's equipments are separated from NSA's traffic, why shouldn't AT&T buy them? The threat to national security nowadays is not from the communist China, it is from Al Qaeda. Will Huawei's equipment hinder NSA eavesdrop Al Qaeda? I rather encourage NSA to buy more equipments from Huawei or ZTE with the same budget. China is after us by their economical means and we are still stuck on idealogical difference.

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Bakso P   10/11/2010 12:51:37 AM
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Do you really believe NSA would allow Huawei to take over AT&T? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT%26T (Read "Privacy Controversy") - http://cryptome.org/klein-decl.htm

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Neo10   10/11/2010 3:17:54 AM
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When it's a govt order they have the say and it's not only economics government has to be worried about. And, pooh poohing by engineers won't make political issues vanish.

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