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  • Huawei CEO cites Apple as privacy role model

    avon b7 said:
    Guys I can’t believe all this merry go round of Huawei did or did not do X and you conveniently leave out the really pertinent facts.

    1. Huawei was caught with backdoors into the modem software that they supplied to the Italian Vodaphone. When asked about it Huawei’s response at first was to deny it happened, then when proof was brought to the table their response changed to “oh that one, it is old and we wouldn’t use it anyway. Trust us”. If the hand wasn’t caught in the cookie jar, I don’t know what is.

    2. Employee of Huawei in Poland was caught soliciting intelligence secrets. Upon being caught, Huawei denied any knowledge and sacked the guy. So now their record of being involved in intelligence gathering is clean, according to Huawei, because the guy doesn’t work for them anymore.

    3. It is more than just the American Intelligence agencies that are ringing the bell of the Huawei/5G problem. Australia was the first to raise the red flag, sorry about the pun, on the problems with Chinese communications companies supplying the 5G infrastructure and the possible problems it could create. So if you don’t trust the US agencies advice, trust the Australian Intelligence agencies work, especially as they had to raise the alarm to the American counterparts first before the US agencies started to run with it.

    4. The big issue with Huawei and any other company in China is the Chinese law. It clearly states that the government of China has the ability to take over or insist on certain actions be fulfilled by any company and the affected company has no right of refusal or reply against the government and has to remain silent about the request. There is no equivalent law in other democracies around the world and I t is this law that makes the whole 5G situation untenable. If the CCP changed this law it might make things a little easier, but now the trust has been broken it is hard to gain back to the same level without a lot of work on the CCP’s side to build that trust back up.

    I’m not going to post links to substantiate the above points, it is easy enough to search for the references yourself if you’re  interested. Now go back to your respective corners and start slinging mud.

    If your first affirmation is wrong, why believe the rest?

    I find it amazing the lengths people will go to, to distort the facts to support their argument. Instead of just saying “interesting” and changing their point of view accordingly.
  • Bill Gates equates Steve Jobs' talent to 'casting spells'

    Give it a rest Bill, I’m tired and want to sleep.
  • HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

    matrix077 said:
    So we are moving production out of the highest quality, lowest cost facilities in order to support a failing, trumped up trade war?

    As Winston Churchill pointed out:  "Americans always do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else"
    It is not about Trump. It’s about communist China that will never play fair to anyone. 
    Yeh!   They keep making things better and cheaper.   Damn cheaters!  Not fair!
    If you don't think China is cheating by stealing IP or manipulating their currency, then you either haven't been paying attention to the news the past decade, or you're a plant for China.
    No,  I have been paying attention.  That's why I'm calling bull -- just as virtually every other country in the world has done.
    Sorry mate, I have liked a lot of your previous posts but I can’t follow you on this one.

    There is scant evidence of China manipulating its currency over the last few years, but regarding IP theft they stand guilty as charged. The rules for foreign businesses to sell in China or manufacture there are set up explicitly to facilitate IP theft. And if a foreign company wants to challenge the theft in the courts, the odds are stacked against them there as well.

    So while I disagree with most of the things Trump does, standing up to China was necessary and I tip my hat to him for doing it. I just wish more of the international community understood the threat and got on board with some bolder action even if it means short term pain.
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro release, MacBook Air updates predicted for September

    macxpress said:

    macxpress said:

    Rajka said:
    No doubt the new MacBook Pro will be thin to the point of a fault, difficult to repair, not upgradeable or expandable. Oh, and quite expensive. And it will sport the new failed keyboard that is awful to type on to begin with. (That's a matter of one's preference though.) Those are my predictions. I'll pass. On yet another MBP. Just like on the Mac Pro. Apple doesn't make computers for me any longer. Sigh.
    Apple claims they will listen to customers after the last mac pro...

    "Seventy-five per cent of people surveyed said they support "right to repair" legislation that would make it easier to fix devices."

    What are the customer benefits of the proprietary main ssd connectors in the 2019 pro ?
    ...and how about those AirPods... want fucking AirPods to be "repairable"? You are seriously off your rocker! Why does EVERYTHING have to be repairable? What's next, we want repairable lightbulbs so we don't have to buy new ones when they blow out? 
    Of course that's crazy. However there's a big difference between "cheap"accessories and a $2-5000 computer. 
    The difference also is, how many people in the real world (outside of tech forums) really want to be able to repair the own computer whether it's a $300 PC or a $5,000 Mac? IMO, this is really just an extremely small percentage of people who are whining about this. 
    Repairability of a laptop shouldn’t be as hard as it is for Apple or as expensive. A good case example is the new butterfly keyboard, to replace a faulty one it costs $1000 as the Apple repair guys have to pretty much destroy your Macbook to get to the keyboard. The same goes for the spotlight defect in the screens all because Apple didn’t make the ribbon cable long enough, and you guessed it, to replace the cable means a new screen and no change from $1000.

    There is more to repairability then a user being able to get in and replace stuff. It is also about the how easily a technician can repair stuff without needing to replace a large % of your Macbook in the process.
  • FTC asks court to deny Qualcomm request for stay in antitrust ruling

    It’s a bit rich of Qualcomm to claim they weren’t able to introduce new evidence in the trial, look what they did to Apple in Germany. The bastards deserve everything they get, as they say “Karma’s a bitch!”.