Chinese smartphones cited by intelligence as security risk sold on US bases
Chinese-made smartphones that the heads of U.S. intelligence have urged Americans not to buy are being sold to servicemembers across Germany at on-base exchange facilities.
The Huawei phones, which are being sold by TKS, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service concessionary and subsidiary of Vodaphone, could be used to gather sensitive information, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. They are banned for official government use in most cases.
The Defense Department asked whether Huawei mobile phones were being sold at exchange facilities but has not offered any other direction, said AAFES senior spokesman Chris Ward....
David Gewirtz wrote: We actually covered the Huawei controversy in-depth here in ZDNet. We even did a Great Debate on the topic. The issue was whether or not Huawei would spy on Americans at the behest of its national leaders. After all, it's not like China and America have a healthy history when it comes to cyberwar and espionage.
Yes, the two nations have agreed in principle not to wage cyberespionage attacks against each other, but does anyone truly believe that, given the opportunity, either China's intelligence apparatus or America's would not take a peek into the other nation's digital private parts? That's like asking Donald Trump not to brag or Hillary Clinton to avoid using email.
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ybyyugbt]]]http://tinyurl.com/ybyyugbt (Is it safe for Americans to buy Huawei-built Nexus phones?)[/URL]
Yes, not the newest article in the world but still quite relevant. It also does a good approach to the problem since it is a technical source, ZDNet