Listening to @HackerRadioShow , it sounds like they feel Huawei might as well be the Chinese government. We also learned that China is perfectly capable of putting a chip onto motherboards to spy on the data that travels across it.

I am not blaming China, this is what governments do. I am sure the U.S. government would happily do it if they could figure out how.

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I believe the way that any government that wants high technology, but isn't capable of producing it themselves, should put their anti-spy budgets into Free Open Source Software projects, and should put political pressure on China/US/whomever in order to make them open everything. That way the public gets more software and the Government knows it's secure. The only people who don't win are the ones using manufacturing as an attack vector.

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