Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

Robert Evans - Feb 25, 2011, 12:49pm CST
Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

Huawei is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world. They have a brand new line of tablets, new smartphones and a ton of new telecom infastructure coming over the next year. But supposed ties to the Chinese military have lead to trouble in Huawei’s acquisition of certain Motorola technology. So the company has made a statement to the US government: Please investigate us.

“We sincerely hope that the United States government will carry out a formal investigation on any concerns it may have about Huawei.”

So there you have it. The ball is in our government’s court now. It remains to be seen if any investigation could be thorough enough to ease the Pentagon’s mind, but at least the offer is out there. Huawei has also sparked concern over in the UK, where they recently bid on a telecommunications company named Marconi. In 2008, the Pentagon reported to congress that Huawei had “close ties” to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

The Director of National Intelligence is on record as claiming that the 3Com-Huawei merger would “undermine” U.S. national security. I can personal vouch that the company reps at MWC 2011 had a suspicious number of Android pins. I can only suspect collusion with the Google booth.

[Via Reuters]

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2 Responses to Huawei To US Government: Please Investigate Us

  1. Please investigate us and properly eliminate all these groundless accusations. That is such a forthcoming statement from us, that you must now properly think we are nice guys, since we have now proven that we are nice guys, by our sincere words, and that Huawei alone never sent anyone off for reeducation over a tiny tweet. Therefore you do not really need to investigate us, but you may do so if you must, since we know that backdoors may be delivered just-in-time through plausibly deniable vulnerabilities (and so hard to find, could take years to turn up under the eyes off many bug experts) that are to be expected in complex firmware. You can have all the source code you want, you won’t find anything (again except vulnerabilites that could be used for backdoors, try and prove that we planned on that!). It’s all about trust, guanxi, and some prime chinese slice delivered hot to smelly white guys from Amerilink who did their damndest for some more of that. We’ll get there.

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