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Huawei strongly opposes NSA’s alleged snooping episode

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One of the major revelations in the tech industry last year came from Edward Snowden, an ex-NSA official who revealed that the American government had been snooping in on people and top level government officials, including foreign countries. These allegations also mentioned that the NSA was keeping an eye on Chinese manufacturer Huawei and its executives. The NSA was reportedly conducting a snooping operation called “Shotgiant” with a goal to find links between Huawei and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

It is well known that American government perceives Huawei to be a security threat, considering that it’s a Chinese manufacturer. The manufacturer recently pulled out of selling its devices in the U.S., in retaliation to those accusations. These new revelations haven’t made the relationship any better either.

It is said that the U.S. government wanted to keep an eye on the former PM Hu Jintao by tapping into Huawei’s resources. The American government however has denied these allegations. With Huawei being one of the major players in the mobile and telecommunications industry, the loss in sales will be a major concern. But given the relationship between China and the U.S., this was always bound to happen.

Source: Reuters

Via: Talk Android

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  1. People is snoopy by nature, yes, but it does not give the state an excuse to use it against its own citizens. I think there are just some NSA officials and personnel who are unable to handle the trust given to them by the people.

  2. Now what happens to the U.S. accusing China supporting hacking operations against it?
    I think it’s about time that we realize that China is not the only bad guy in the cyberworld. The US is also snooping, which, I guess is healthy for a state.
    I am strongly against the U.S snooping on its citizens though.

  3. I don’t support this. Snooping is bad and is a violation of all privacy acts. NSA is good at snooping, and has been doing it for years. But to this extent, and the possibility of the US government having to do something with this is just alarming.

  4. Is anyone really surprised here? I mean people by nature are snoopy. We as parents snoop on our kids, our kids snoop on us. We always want to know what our government is up to and likewise.

  5. I’m on the fence about stories where the U.S. is snooping on foreign officials/companies. On the one hand, if there is a genuine security threat avoided, it’s a good thing, but on the other hand, it’s still an invasion of their privacy.

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