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A Very Brief Reply to Glenn Greenwald

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Over at his new publication, The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald has a piece taking to task those criticizing Edward Snowden for news stories that, in fact, reflect the editorial judgments of the newspapers that published them. I actually agree with Greenwald about this. I have criticized both the New York Times and the Washington Post for their editorial judgments . . .
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The NYT on NSA’s Huawei Penetration [UPDATED]

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:41 PM

David Sanger and Nicole Perlroth report about how the NSA has successfully placed backdoors into the networks of the Chinese Telecommunications giant Huawei for purposes of (a) discerning Huawei’s links to the People’s Liberation Army and (b) preparing for offensive operations in third countries.   It also has some detail (apparently based on leaks other than . . .
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The Least Surprising Headline of the Year (So Far)

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Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Huawei Denies US Compromised Security Equipment.  Here’s the opening of this report from Australia: Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has long been dogged by security suspicions, has denied a report its telecommunications network equipment had been compromised by US spies. There have been “no network incidents caused by security reasons”, Huawei chief financial officer Cathy . . .
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Reflections on U.S. Economic Espionage, Post-Snowden

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Cheng Li’s and Ryan McElveen’s good post over the weekend (via Daniel Byman) sparked the following reflections on U.S. economic espionage, post-Snowden.  Li and McElveen nicely summarize U.S.-Chinese relations concerning cybersecurity in the run-up to and aftermath of the Snowden revelations.  The post is especially helpful on how the Snowden revelations have hurt some U.S. . . .
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The United Kingdom and Huawei

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Last October, I noted the publication of a House Intelligence Committee report on the possibility of hardware intrusions arising from the use of products manufactured by Huawei and/or ZTE (two Chinese telecom companies).  I’ve also had a bit of fun gently mocking China’s pro forma denials of any hacking efforts. Now comes news that Her . . .
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Fighting over Legal Process in the SoftBank-Sprint Deal

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Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Last week, the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) approved Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank’s purchase of a 70% interest in Sprint-Nextel.  (Paul briefly discussed the transaction earlier.)  Both the approval and the events preceding it highlight an issue of great importance: the way actors excluded from the formal CFIUS process, like lawmakers and . . .
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China Says the Earth is Flat; And Huawei Says it’s Square

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Yesterday, I noted the DoD report which, for the first time, reflected a determination by the US government that a number of cyber intrusions were “attributable directly to the Chinese government and military.”  Today, quite predictably, the Chinese government denied those charges: “China has repeatedly said that we resolutely oppose all forms of hacker attacks,” . . .
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Congress v. China on Cybersecurity

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Stewart Baker points to a provision in Congress’s continuing resolution that is the first serious attempt I have seen to punish (as opposed to rail against) China for its cybersecurity practices.    Section 516 of what Stewart describes as “the continuing resolution that funds the federal government and is now awaiting the President’s signature” provides: Sec. 516. (a) None . . .
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Of Gooses and Ganders and Cybersecurity

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Readers will recall our earlier discussion of the House Intelligence Committee report that called two Chinese companies, Huawei and ZTE threats to American information security.  Well, it hasn’t taken long for a Chinese response — though an unofficial one.  As this article from Tech in Asia details, a recent publication of the magazine China Economy . . .
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Huawei, ZTE and COTS

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:14 AM

As you’ve by now read, Congress issued a report the other day condemning Huawei and ZTE for potential security concerns in the telecom hardware they manufacture.  Others have, not inaccurately, suggested that the report was strong on reporting about the potential for vulnerabilities, but short on details about actual intrusions that have been observed.  For . . .
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