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Old 07-08-2019, 01:17 PM   #16
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Aren't we a tad far from reality here? Huawei are not into spyware afaict. You can bet they have been rooted, and checked. They have zero interest in spying on spots like Ireland which only exists to be rained upon by clouds as they pass.
 
Old 07-08-2019, 01:42 PM   #17
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Aren't we a tad far from reality here? Huawei are not into spyware afaict. You can bet they have been rooted, and checked. They have zero interest in spying on spots like Ireland which only exists to be rained upon by clouds as they pass.
Agreed, the whole thing is a political circus.
 
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Aren't we a tad far from reality here? Huawei are not into spyware afaict. You can bet they have been rooted, and checked. They have zero interest in spying on spots like Ireland which only exists to be rained upon by clouds as they pass.
I think it depends. Personally I would not be worried but I wouldn't use one as a business phone if I worked for, say, a defence contractor.
 
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I personally feel thatonce they were libelled/smeared/whatever, their only option at that point was to open source their code in some way to buyers, or whatever. Even then, I feel they were sunk. What does President dumb blonde know about code?
 
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I personally feel thatonce they were libelled/smeared/whatever, their only option at that point was to open source their code in some way to buyers, or whatever. Even then, I feel they were sunk. What does President dumb blonde know about code?
erm? Isn't the code open source anyhow? google capitalised on the codebase but it's still there and still open. Another party could use it... heck I'd expect a community doing just that? Oh, wait...
 
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IIRC, this fuss began over 5G firmware using some as yet unspecified cpu, and the dumb blonde extrapolated it into phones, and any move Huawei made.
 
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What does President dumb blonde know about code?
Or anything else for that matter...
 
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Or anything else for that matter...
ROTFL.

No Comment. Maybe that recently-disgraced UK Ambassador had a point...
 
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All "offtopic", but he wasn't disgraced at all. The "disgrace" here is that Johnson refused to back one of our diplomats to keep favour with the US Trump administration. The real concern is that as Johnson is a US citizen by birth, there is a conflict of interests here.
 
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must admit that, while I have another brand of phone in mind as my next (who offer dual-boot Linux) I think along similar lines. I distrust my own and the US government more than I worry about Beijing even noticing me.
Well, Android may be Google owned but if you have the source and are willing to go to the effort no reason why you could not "roll your own" non spy version.
I am sorry. I posted this quickly and clearly did not read the posts before it properly.
 
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If that got loose among Conservatives (That Johnson is a 'Yank') I'm sure it would cost him votes.
 
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Very, very off topic but I anticipate the day Boris Johnson* is both UK Prime Minister and President of The Unite States of America. Apparently, he could do so.

*for those who don't know who he is I recall my ex girlfriend's reaction to him "oh, he's a comedian?" and her surprised expression to my reply "No, he really is the mayor of London".
 
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Very, very off topic but I anticipate the day Boris Johnson* is both UK Prime Minister and President of The Unite States of America. Apparently, he could do so.
He possibly has the citizenship. But he makes a train wreck of anything he's entrusted with. That certainly qualifies him for American President, going by the last choice. But I hope there's no ill effects from whoever gets the PM's job for near neighbours like Ireland. Apparently we'll have the only land border between the EU & UK, but the last thing we can do is have a border at the border(!) because our Loyalists & Republicans would start using that and each other for target practice
 
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He possibly has the citizenship. But he makes a train wreck of anything he's entrusted with. That certainly qualifies him for American President, going by the last choice. But I hope there's no ill effects from whoever gets the PM's job for near neighbours like Ireland. Apparently we'll have the only land border between the EU & UK, but the last thing we can do is have a border at the border(!) because our Loyalists & Republicans would start using that and each other for target practice
Oh, wow, erm, Ireland, erm...
Other than the explodey, ignorant terrorists I tend to have a lot of respect for the people of Ireland (I'm a bit of a Minarchist, I'd love to see the four countries have their own government).
 
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must admit that, while I have another brand of phone in mind as my next (who offer dual-boot Linux) I think along similar lines. I distrust my own and the US government more than I worry about Beijing even noticing me.
Well, Android may be Google owned but if you have the source and are willing to go to the effort no reason why you could not "roll your own" non spy version.
Yeah, as if anyone could roll their own Android version from the open source version. Since you suggested it, I must ask: do you have the skills to do it, or do you think anyone can do it?
 
  


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