Why we need to STOP using Chinese tech

Posted by  $  blarman 2 months ago to Technology
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If this isn't a huge red flag, I don't know what would be. This is tantamount to a stealth war being waged by China, and certainly justifies any amount of tariffs or other economic punitive measures.
SOURCE URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies?cmpid=BBD100918_BIZ


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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 months ago
    If I recall correctly the US government spooks have been caught doing similar things to other countries hardware/software to gather intel - even to supposed allies. Obviously that doesn't mean I condone the Chinese spooks actions, and I encourage free market methods to prevent such incursions. As long as China has an advantage in production costs, I don't see US firms switching to domestic sources of supply voluntarily.
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  • Posted by EgoPriest 2 months ago
    It asks only that our government respond in kind, not by attacking US consumers, but by holding foreign governments responsible and taking like counter-measures on the pattern of an eye-for-an-eye, or a microchip for a microchip.

    Holding entire markets hostage over a malicious deed initiated by a few crony-statists in China or any other country (including ours) is only beating them to their goal of economic destruction, which in the end looks like Venezuela.

    So we've no reason to trust the Chinese government who only allow a degree of lucrative freedom to exists for the ultimate purpose of subverting whatever technologies are produced to their goal of economic czars able to dictate how people will live, what they will produce, how much and in what quantity and who will get to consume it.

    All any dictator wants is the right to consume the lives of others by whim. Retaliatory tariffs are but one mechanism. If people are frightened by a foreign tyrant then they will rush into the arms of a domestic one.

    The rational alternative is to get our own government out of our economy, not to control it, not to "protect" it. Otherwise, our leaders have no "argument" but to beat them to the punch for our own "protection."
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