02-16-2018 02:12 PM
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  1. DamianP's Avatar
    02-14-2018 10:55 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Yeah, this really put a damper on things. I don't know if I want to try out the Mate 10 Pro and/or the 7X anymore.
    Laura Knotek, agmsr and dlalonde like this.
    02-14-2018 04:24 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    This makes Huawei/honor phones worthless if true.
    dlalonde, Laura Knotek and agmsr like this.
    02-14-2018 04:35 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I had been cautious and avoided Huawei and ZTE in the past due to my own personal concerns. I'm glad I never got those brands.
    Guytronic, dlalonde and agmsr like this.
    02-14-2018 04:46 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Nothing new, this has been known for years now.
    agmsr likes this.
    02-14-2018 06:14 PM
  6. JZ VR's Avatar
    Getting the P20/P11 when it comes out, the US has presented zero solid evidence so far and lengthy investigations on Huawei+ZTE a few years ago turned up nothing. Funny how these brands could be trusted in Canada, Europe, and Japan but not the US? All these bans/sanctions/words of caution without presenting anything speak very poorly for the US.
    02-14-2018 11:53 PM
  7. Tim1954's Avatar
    I would hesitate buying anything coming from China.... Electronic stuff that can connect to the internet I mean
    agmsr and Guytronic like this.
    02-14-2018 11:56 PM
  8. JZ VR's Avatar
    I would hesitate buying anything coming from China.... Electronic stuff that can connect to the internet I mean
    Everything comes from China, if the NSA can intercept shipments and plant spyware on electronics like they've been proven to do so can China. I'm in Canada and would avoid American electronics had I not known the NSA spies on everyone.
    02-15-2018 12:12 AM
  9. Tim1954's Avatar
    Sadly I have to agree with you there... We are invaded by them here in Australia, and not much you can buy that is not Chinese. They own most of our country now and we can't afford to buy a house due to the inflated prices they caused. Real estate auctions are held in Chinese in my area as no Aussie can afford to buy any more... Used to be a great country until they gave it away..
    02-15-2018 01:00 AM
  10. dov1978's Avatar
    It's only a problem for the USA apparently. The rest of our governments and carriers are more than happy to let us buy and use Huawei phones. I'll be switching from the Note 8 to the Mate 10 Pro any day now and don't intend to take any notice of the scare stories. Loved my P10 and I'm sure I'll be even happier with the Mate
    tale 85 and codeda like this.
    02-15-2018 06:35 AM
  11. garethrdwilliams's Avatar
    The cynic in me wonders if Apple is an American brand and Huawei has overtaken them in sales worldwide and threatens to be very popular over there in America then...
    codeda and dov1978 like this.
    02-15-2018 07:36 AM
  12. dov1978's Avatar
    The cynic in me wonders if Apple is an American brand and Huawei has overtaken them in sales worldwide and threatens to be very popular over there in America then...
    Shhhh... You can't be saying things like that. I said the same when their carrier deals fell through a few weeks ago and I got flamed for it. It's purely coincidental
    02-15-2018 08:04 AM
  13. BB_PP's Avatar
    American tectics to reject non american products! what they are blaming? same thing America doing since decades
    02-15-2018 08:19 AM
  14. br77494's Avatar
    This is just ridiculous. And it sure won't stop me from buying a great phone.
    BB_PP likes this.
    02-15-2018 04:12 PM
  15. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Sadly I have to agree with you there... We are invaded by them here in Australia, and not much you can buy that is not Chinese. They own most of our country now and we can't afford to buy a house due to the inflated prices they caused. Real estate auctions are held in Chinese in my area as no Aussie can afford to buy any more... Used to be a great country until they gave it away..
    Over in the US it's like that too now with housing. Places like California, Texas, Florida, New York they own a lot of properties. That's why rent and housing is high in many places here in Florida.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    02-15-2018 07:26 PM
  16. critta71's Avatar
    not sure what all the fuss is about.. google has been keeping track of every piece of data for years. Look at those massive data warehouses they have. To be honest.. I have very little... So i have little to lose. haha
    02-15-2018 08:06 PM
  17. critta71's Avatar
    And is this only of concern if you create a huawei account? As I opted not too Thinking just never know what they do with that.
    02-15-2018 08:22 PM
  18. LossOfCite's Avatar
    The US has been saying that for years but has yet to produce any evidence. The UK's GCHQ, among other intelligence agencies, have thoroughly inspected Huawei devices, found nothing suspicious, and gave the green light. This screams American protectionism.
    dov1978 and Sparkxster like this.
    02-16-2018 04:49 AM
  19. dlalonde's Avatar
    I'm always cautious with my privacy but also at these kind of stories. I've also steered away from Chinese products (bar the Moto Z2 Play I just bought) for that very reason. Not because I'm convinced that they're a threat but knowing how their government works, I'd rather play it safe.

    That being said, with all due respect to these 6 people, they're not putting forward any fact. They're only saying that people should be careful, which is true for all electronic devices that hold personal information and connect to the internet. Being in their position, of course they have a bias against China given the US' history with the Chinese government.

    Truth be told, every device is a risk whether it's a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer. These people are just afraid that the Chinese government uses those devices for large scale espionnage. But unless they have proof to back that up, I don't think this should be any more of a concern to anyone that wasn't worried before. Just be careful what brands you buy, check your device with a trustworthy tool, if any and enjoy it.
    codeda likes this.
    02-16-2018 06:42 AM
  20. philip1766's Avatar
    Really? Americans have no problem with the government doing what they accused the Chinese doing with no proof. Don't be sheep. Unless they have proof, I don't want to hear it. Btw since we are slinging mud. The two major America company that make the cell phone ecosystem (IOS & Android) have been fine millions in other countries for doing what the American government is accusing the Chinese government is doing. So it's ok for us to do it to other countries?
    02-16-2018 08:12 AM
  21. agmsr's Avatar
    Fair point on NSA. I'd only buy Apple or Google phones, because at least they oversee the HW/SW and could potentially block Chinese spying (if not US spying). Maybe Blackberry is the answer...
    02-16-2018 08:23 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    The question is whether I will keep buying them.

    Sure if they make what I want. If they stopped doing so, then I won't.
    02-16-2018 08:58 AM
  23. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Getting the P20/P11 when it comes out, the US has presented zero solid evidence so far and lengthy investigations on Huawei+ZTE a few years ago turned up nothing. Funny how these brands could be trusted in Canada, Europe, and Japan but not the US? All these bans/sanctions/words of caution without presenting anything speak very poorly for the US.
    Those brands being trusted by other countries doesn't at all indicate that they are trustworthy.

    The Chinese government has been caught red handed numerous times spying and otherwise behaving badly.

    IMHO one would be very foolish to buy one of these phones.
    dov1978, wlonsdale and Tim1954 like this.
    02-16-2018 12:30 PM
  24. dov1978's Avatar
    Those brands being trusted by other countries doesn't at all indicate that they are trustworthy.

    The Chinese government has been caught red handed numerous times spying and otherwise behaving badly.

    IMHO one would be very foolish to buy one of these phones.
    Yep and the US have been caught doing the same countless times but I bet you'd still buy a phone there
    02-16-2018 12:51 PM
  25. hoola#AC's Avatar
    Keeping my mate 9! Now only if I would get the oreo pushed to my phone! Frequent Updates suck from Huawei but I like their hardware.
    02-16-2018 01:14 PM
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