Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Western governments: Huawei needs to be banned from our collective infrastructure because backdoors

Also western governments: Cisco will remedy their errors

HackerNews: Huueerrggg Huawei can't even write secure code

Cisco: Hold my beer

The Huawei stuff is pretty bad, but the comments read like they've been copied pasted each time here. It's the exact same talking points.

Because the anti Huawei talk is obviously not in people's interest. Just look how zero politicians worldwide lament that Cisco should be banned from anything related to internet infrastructure despite showing again and again that they are unwilling to stop implementing backdoors. Cisco makes it obvious that backdoors are A OK as long as it's our backdoors. No one acting against Huawei actually cares about peoples security.

Is it xenophobia masquerading as national security, or national security masquerading as xenophobia?

Neither... it's nothing but hegemony with the pretext of both.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact