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(TechSpot)   Huawei buys a 2 year launch ramp to build their own hardware ecosystem. Will have to tighten its belt and stick to the road for that short of a timeframe   ( divider line
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2020-06-09 7:39:14 AM  
2020-06-09 11:13:42 AM  
What Huawei and the PLA do in other countries is not our problem, just keep them out of the U.S.
2020-06-09 11:59:47 AM  
Especially for military use, the using the newest processors is often undesirable.
2020-06-09 3:06:42 PM  

Animatronik: What Huawei and the PLA do in other countries is not our problem, just keep them out of the U.S.

It can be our problem, if those nations are allies or even worse, close allies.

Let's say Huawei installs their 5G technology in countries like South Korea, Japan, Germany, the UK, etc.

And let us just assume that the Strategic Support Force of the People's Liberation Army has access to the data that those networks collect.

They could then collect a lot of useful data on individual soldiers, sailors, and airmen.  Even if all their apps and communications are encrypted end-to-end (and you know they won't be), just having a record of them being in a certain place at certain times tells you an awful lot.

Let's say that LT George "Spanky" McFarland is a specialist in combat phrenology.  If his phone number pops up in Darlastadt, Germany, then on to Waldoheim, and thence to Alfalfaberg, they'll have a pretty good idea of his movements, and likely the movements of his unit.

In isolation, that's probably not that big a deal.

But if you do that with thousands of US servicemen and women, you'll have a pretty good idea of where they are, and that gives you a pretty comprehensive order of battle.

You'll know where different units are, and when they leave, and when they pop up in different areas, when they return, etc.  That tells you an awful lot about both the units, and the individuals.

And all of that is without being able to listen in or read any of their conversations.​/​2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul​-revere/​a​rchive/2013/06/metadata-nsa-analysis/3​14329/​4​/metadata-what-you-found-will-ockenden​/6703626?nw=0

Plus, this is an organization that is exceedingly subtle and clever.  They set up a company to do Chinese translation services in Honolulu, HI using natural born US citizens of Chinese extraction and waited for years to enter a bid for translation services at the top secret NSA facility tasked with monitoring the communications of the People's Republic of China.​e​-intrep/

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2020-06-09 6:14:35 PM  
If they're just starting, 2 years is a really short time to stand something like this up. Even if they build off of an existing system.
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