CIA, FBI, and NSA heads warns Americans not to buy Huawei and ZTE smartphones

- Adrian Ungureanu

A really awkward situation for Huawei and ZTE who do not enjoy a warm welcome in the US from major government agencies, including the FBI, the CIA and the NSA.

Heads of the three major governmental organizations, as well as other US agencies, say they do not trust the Chinese smartphones. Huawei had announced last year agreements with the major US carriers, but two of them, AT&T and Verizon, were persuaded by the authorities not to make a deal with the Chinese

Obviously, US officials accuse Chinese producers that they could be caught in espionage and information theft. Especially they will have access to the US communications networks.

In a response, Huawei said that it “poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor”, according to CNBC.

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.”

It is quite clear the position of Americans against foreign companies, especially since installing Donald Trump’s White House.