"Placing Huawei on the US's entity list also bans it from acquiring American companies without politicians' approval"
Does this mean that they have to acquire a few politicians first?
Huawei has been kicked by a US national emergency proclamation hitting "foreign" gear, spent some cash in France, claimed it's worth billions to Britain and was described as "a potential security risk" by a former head of MI6. And that's just the last five days. With all the news-related activity around Huawei, some of which …
Think that's already done, don't know if how much that you can find by Google Nancy Pelosi "Chinese driver" CIA Paul Brennan and Nancys Nephew the now Governoor of California.
It's some years ago but it's possible they cleaned the internet a little bit.
Maybe check Gordon Getty and Cynthia Beck story a little also, think that maybe something happened there with (Holmby Hills) one of the 20 houses Gordon once gave his mistress and second family, but I don't know if that is officially confirmed or just rumours from conspirary theorists, so put some salt on that one.
"If Australia can blackball Huawei as its 5G provider the UK can certainly do so the same without undue concern about the consequences. And similarly demand backdoors in Whatsapp".
"If Australia can blackball Huawei as its 5G provider the UK can certainly do so the same without undue concern about the consequences. We need Chinese trade even less than they do".
"If Australia can blackball Huawei as its 5G provider the UK can certainly do so the same without undue concern about the consequences. 30 countries down - only another 170 countries to blackmail ^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h persuade."
"If Australia can blackball Huawei as its 5G provider the UK can certainly do so the same without undue concern about the consequences. Who cares bout £1.7B? We just p****d away £3B on the Emergency Services Network overspend, and that's only what we wanted them to know."
And not forgetting Sir Richard's more infamous work, a report describing a source providing details about spherical glass containers allegedly filled with chemical weapons at an establishment in Iraq, which was pretty much the pretext for the Iraqi invasion. Singled out by the Chilcot report, it drew attention to the fact that the source’s description of the device and its spherical glass contents was remarkably similar to the fictional chemical weapon portrayed in the film The Rock.
So please do excuse me for not believing one thing that gentleman says.
Dearlove is *the* Mr Dodgy Dossier on Iraq. Not just one of many, the lie was specifically his.
He's also *the* National Security insider (senior enough to get reported) supporting Brexit.
Oz's reason for cheerleading Trump is probably that they need US cooperation to put spies into crypto communications to implement their own snooping law. At least, without anything so crude as an outright ban on software such as Whatsapp.
"if Australia can blackball Huawei as its 5G provider the UK can certainly do so the same without undue concern about the consequences".
... has to be the most inane comment from anyone who has ever had a finger in any sort of political pie. Why? What is the justification? What are the consequences that we have no 'undue concern about'?
If he had said "Brazil can blackball flushing toilets, so we can too" it would make as much sense.
.. yet that is EXACTLY what is about to happen if we are to take any attempt at reducing emissions and global heating seriously.
Now for the magnificent irony: the Chinese have done this off technology that was given to them by the Americans, but since then developer their own solutions (read: Intellectual Property) for the problems that came with it. As the US is so mega-hot on protecting IP, surely they are not going to steal the Chinese's, no?
Yeah, I don't believe they won't try either.
Gosh no there would never be an accident at a modern nuclear reactor they have *so* many safeguards it is inconceivable they could all be disabled and a dangerously unstable core configuration exploited to produce a massive explosion spreading radioactive fallout throughout the country and forever crippling our economy with containing and cleaning up the damage so you can relax and trust nuclear power to keep the lights on and your family safe in these dark times ;D
I didn't invest several hundred hours playing Fallout 1, 2, 3, New Vegas and 4 for nothing you know. When the counrtyside is overrun with feral ghouls and the skies are filled with bloat flies, my family and I will be safe and sound with enough Nuka Cola, BlamCo Mac 'n Cheese and Sugar Bombs to see us through.
I'm off now to make sure I've kept enough Abraxo Cleaner back.
Why haven't the eagle eyes at the Reg picked up on this?
"Huawei Mediapad M5 found to be snooping on engineer in Taiwan from China"
There you have it, they're all spying on you China, Huawei, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US. I wouldn't be surprised if the Reg isn't in on this too because they're just too quiet about all this spying...
The story is about network kit, not consumer devices.
On a consumer device, you get spied on by software. AKA spyware. See this week's whatsapp story for a really big example.
And what that article describes is perfectly normal: many things on a modern consumer device routinely communicate back home (how do you think your PC or phone knows when there's an update available for the OS or any of the apps you have installed)? It even says he uses a password manager, which explains what is keeping a backup of his passwords.
Of course the fact that it's perfectly normal doesn't preclude it *also* being shady: that's a big grey area, and a subject that regularly comes up in El Reg. But to suggest he's discovered something that wouldn't happen on any other android device in the world needs a lot more than that to justify it.
There you have it, they're all spying on you China, Huawei, Google, Amazon, Facebook, US. I wouldn't be surprised if the Reg isn't in on this too because they're just too quiet about all this spying... ... anoco
Given the commentary freely available on El Reg, would you be surprised to discover the Register is spied upon and have been trojan horsed?
To imagine and consider ranting about it as shocking and unacceptable rather than simply accepting it as perfectly natural for inquisitive ignorant environments, is beautifully ineffective and very much in the way of a RAT [Remote Access Trojan]
Such shenanigans have been around since forever, get used to them, but the human curse is that every iteration and new generation have to learn of everything again with more and more almighty information and sensitive controlling intelligence being secured and held secret for the exclusive and divisive benefit of a self chosen few.
Or do you see it all quite differently?
Trump has vetoed the WTO's continuation. Unless something changes, it ceases to function in December.
As for the Security Council, how is it their business? In any case, his is just one of five countries with a permanent veto (and it's not just Trump but his predecessors from both parties who have routinely exercised it).
Because the WTO doesn't take "reports" on country leaders, but on countries?
Perhaps also because China is a habitual breaker of WTO rules?
I was actually travelling in China when China was admitted. People were very proud of this, but somewhat less so when I pointed out charging foreigners double that of what they charged locals was sort of illegal under WTO rules :-)
"Perhaps also because China is a habitual breaker of WTO rules?"
Any statistics to back that claim up?
WTO maintains a list of all disputed cases.
Out of 584 cases so far, USA has been complained about 153 times (26% of all cases), China 43 times (7%). Many of these cases are still not settled after decades since the dispute was raised and I'm certainly not going to parse the list, so make of those numbers what you will.
[b]Or do you see it all quite differently?[/b]
As you would expect amFM, I for one do.
Are such RAT’s the ones on the strings?, or the ones dangling and directed by said strings?, now that IS the question.
Meanwhile directions travelled under dubious distress and duress playing battleships in SIMply dramatic battlefields of Live Operational Virtual Environments, for those squares missed through selective subjective profiling should not weep later when they realise they missed their turn through their own devious divisiveness.
You really can’t make it up though can you, someone, somewhere goes through great game expense and expanse to throw a breadcrumb, only to allow it to be whisked away in the wind.
All makes for a great ongoing script in Holy See scriptures ripe and right for laying down copyright © witness and Holywood material in mancunian mk ultra making for mass debating after all.
Kinda makes you wonder what its all about really does it not?
Yesterday it was Russia and Kersperky. Today it's Huawei and China. Who tomorrow?
America's politicians need a new boogeyman to bully to try and damage their business either out of spite or to try and get people to use home grown technology thinking it will help the economy. Its horrible politics and you would think most would see through the lies but......the blindness to reality is gob-smacking.
The latest little twist is that Google has blocked Huawei from getting Andriod updates unless they're open source code (and Huawei phones from Google Play). Although this political interference with commercial companies under the guise of "national security" is both utterly bogus and a national embarrassment it does have a couple of silver linings to this particular cloud. One is that (IMHO) the constant updating of software causes more problems than it solves, its only done for commercial reasons. The other is that the Apple/Google duopoly really needs a bit of a shake up and this is just the stimulus that's needed to get a new player in the field.
Developers also need to think twice about the platforms and services they're using. We've all been a bit complacent about the ecosystems we work in and it never occurred to us that a rouge government could at a whim completely screw up an entire business. Now we know that anything purchased from or controlled by an American company is potentially a risk it would be sensible to keep away from such products. This actually isn't new; for many years now encryption technologies cannot be developed in or sourced from the US because of onerous export controls. (I'm not making this up -- you need an export license to sell an American made wireless access point outside the US because WEP has the RC4 cypher in it. Technologies may become obsolete and die but bureaucracies march on as if nothing changes.)
Secure for point to pint over very short distances I suppose (so good from one side of the bed to the other), but we use encrypted smoke signals, with 512-bit key. We hope to get the first test of 'hello world' transmitted in under 5 rain forests.
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