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SaveKodak
02-14-2018, 13:07
The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/technology/huawei-intelligence-chiefs/index.html

Schlapp
02-14-2018, 13:51
The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/technology/huawei-intelligence-chiefs/index.html

Must be the one to get then 😀

nukecoke
02-14-2018, 13:55
Good I just bought a Motorola....wait, they are Lenovo now.

BillBingham2
02-14-2018, 14:07
Meh............

Sounds like the starting of a trade war......

B2 (;->

Rob-F
02-14-2018, 16:30
And it also says Kaspersky is Russian made and is banned from federal computers. Sure, it's anti-virus software and could easily be rigged to spy on USA computers. Good to know.

Rob-F
02-14-2018, 18:12
I had to google this. I didn't even know Leica had a smartphone. Looks like Leica made a major mistake. I wonder how they will correct it. Recall the phones and have their name taken off? They ought to dissociate themselves from Huawei immediately.

SaveKodak
02-14-2018, 19:25
I had to google this. I didn't even know Leica had a smartphone. Looks like Leica made a major mistake. I wonder how they will correct it. Recall the phones and have their name taken off? They ought to dissociate themselves from Huawei immediately.

Frankly it dilutes the brand. I doubt they've made a camera that's better than the one on the Pixel 2 or iPhone X. Photographers want cameras. Consumers want iPhones and don't care if Leica lies to people bout the lens in it.

user237428934
02-15-2018, 00:18
I had to google this. I didn't even know Leica had a smartphone. Looks like Leica made a major mistake. I wonder how they will correct it. Recall the phones and have their name taken off? They ought to dissociate themselves from Huawei immediately.

Leica still does not offer a smartphone or did you find a smartphone on the Leica website in the products category? Huawei offers it as "Co-Engineered with Leica" which is exactly what they did.

Rob-F
02-15-2018, 01:38
Leica still does not offer a smartphone or did you find a smartphone on the Leica website in the products category? Huawei offers it as "Co-Engineered with Leica" which is exactly what they did.

My point is that it's upsetting to see the Leica name on a product that is getting bad press as being a risk to national security.

user237428934
02-15-2018, 04:15
My point is that it's upsetting to see the Leica name on a product that is getting bad press as being a risk to national security.

We as Europeans have the choice between plague and cholera: being spied by US "intelligence" or being spied by chinese "intelligence". I have a Huawei phone, not because of the Leica camera but because it's a very good smartphone that is cheaper compared to a Samsung smartphone.

I mainly use the camera for scanning of my not very important documents. As I store the documents in the cloud of a US company I distribute my data equally to US and China. I think that's fair :cool:

jaapv
02-17-2018, 02:48
Not just Huawei - just about all budget phones... Buy a top model or an iPhone to avoid.

Researchers began to raise red flags last fall, when it was discovered the the data mining tool in question — called Adups — had been living inside hundreds of millions of devices produced by more than 40 manufacturers. Florida-based Blu Products was one of the affected parties, and assured at the time that the problem had been identified and every trace of the spyware had been removed from its phones.