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    Before anyone gets carried away and calls this xenophobia, don't. What I'm mostly concerned about is the totally blasé faire attitude a lot of android tech media seem to take about the fact that these companies are operating from a dictatorship government. Should we be more concerned about the reports of sketchy software being baked into these devices? Should the tech reviewers be paying more attention to this?
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    I say buy a Chinese phone - that way both the Chinese and the NSA get your data so you help create a level playing field and bring karma and balance to the universe.

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    With all we know about Nsa, I don't think worrying about the Chinese government is appropriate. As matter of fact we are surveilled, choosing who is more likely to see your data is not the right concern. I don't think that this is an argument that should be in the review but in dedicated article. Sadly I have the feeling that is no more a main topic in the media.
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    I understand but to be blunt it comes down to this: my country may very well be surveilling me, but I also pay taxes, have a constitution, am a citizen etc. I have ZERO protection from the Chinese government, which also happens to be a dictatorship with absolutely no limits on how they treat my information.
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    The Chinese government does not want to spy on you. It wants to spy on its own people.

    That said, if you work for the US government or a company in a crucial industry, just say no.

    For average Joes, the bigger worry should be Chinese independent hackers who want to steal your credit cards.

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