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Is Huawei Mate 10 The Only Smartphone Likely To Be Spying On Us?

by Anura Guruge

Click to access “PC Mag” coverage.

I somehow do NOT think so. No I am not paranoid, but as somebody who was in the computer industry for 40-years I am just realistic. 7-8 years ago it was the new ‘smart’ photo frames with USB connections. They were said to be riddled with viruses.

I have long maintained that our ‘antivirus’ programs — including Avast that I (alas) still use — are the worst of Trojan Horses, sitting in our computers keeping track of everything we do.

The issue with Huawei is their supposed ties to the Chinese government.

But, Huawei is NOT the only attractive, mainstream smartphone manufacturer in China. There is also, at a minimum, OnePlus.

I had spent a long time in early December 2017 looking at Huawei and OnePlus phones since they have very compelling camera offering.

In the end, however, I got a Google Pixel 2 because of the SOFTWARE — developed by Google. Google already spies on me so why not let them extend the means by which they do so. Seriously. I can’t stop Google spying on me, so I might as well just keep the number of folks spying on me to a minimum.

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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Presidents No Longer Staying At Waldorf Astoria Now That It Is Owned By China’s AnBANG.

by Anura Guruge

I did way back in October 2014 comment on AnBANG’s purchase of this iconic New York landmark.

It is still operated by Hilton and promoted as such BUT it is Chinese owned. And that appears to have consequences.

I heard that U.S. Presidents will no longer stay at the Waldorf Astoria because of spying concerns, on CNBC, relative to the ongoing attempts by Anbang to acquire the ‘Starwood Hotels‘. There is concern that senior U.S. officials might have to avoid these hotels too if they are acquired by the Chinese! Wow.

Click here to read “Fortune” magazine original.


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Click here to read New York “Daily News” original.


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by Anura Guruge