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FBI Issues DIRE Warning Over The Use of Chinese-Made Cell Phones

As we move forward into our newly digital world, there are threats and concerns abound that many of us had never believed would see the light of day.

Yet, here we are.

Not only are we being constantly inundated with hacking attacks in serious corners of our national infrastructure, but our reliance on the use of digital currency could very easily open us up to a number of unstoppable and irreversible threats upon our entire economy.  This digital dwelling that we are investing in could become our downfall in a matter of months, especially given how little attention is paid to the experts who have been warning us for decades.

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Now, the FBI has a new threat on their radar, and it could affect a multitude of cell phone users within the United States.

“Six top U.S. intelligence chiefs told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday they would not advise Americans to use products or services from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.

“The six — including the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the director of national intelligence — first expressed their distrust of Apple-rival Huawei and fellow Chinese telecom company ZTE in reference to public servants and state agencies.

“When prompted during the hearing, all six indicated they would not recommend private citizens use products from the Chinese companies.

 “‘We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks,’ FBI Director Chris Wray testified.”
Of course, the Chinese company at the center of the debacle has a much different take.
“A spokesman said in a statement: ‘Huawei is aware of a range of U.S. government activities seemingly aimed at inhibiting Huawei’s business in the U.S. market. Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities.'”
Concerns over  Chinese surveillance in America have been around for decades, specifically ramping up in the aftermath of the United State’s burgeoning debt relationship with the Asian superpower.
Should these Huawei phones truly be tools of the Chinese government, their introduction to American society would be a genius move for Beijing.  Americans are willfully allowing their phones and other devices to actively listen in on conversations for the sake of specificity in advertising, without so much as blinking an eye.  Allowing a foreign government to mine that same data seems like the next logical step in the imposition of technology over sovereignty.

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