Chairman of Chinese state owned Huawei mocked the US at a tech conference currently happening in Barcelona. On the issue of Huawei’s alleged spying on behalf of their party bosses in Beijing, the company threw the NSA PRISM program in America’s face.
On Tuesday, a top Huawei executive used a keynote speech at the show, called MWC Barcelona, to poke fun at U.S. intelligence.
“PRISM, PRISM, on the wall, who is the most trustworthy of them all?” said Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating chairman, in a reference to a U.S. data gathering program.
“If you don’t understand that, you can go ask Edward Snowden,” he told the audience, referring to the former National Security Agency contractor who exposed the program in 2013.
Under the PRISM program, the NSA, pursuant to secret court orders, collected intelligence about foreign threats through U.S. Internet companies.
In raising the U.S. government’s history of snooping on citizens, Guo appeared to seek to portray the United States as hypocritical in accusing the Chinese of being a risk for users’ data privacy.
It’s interesting that the Huawei exec would essentially compare his company to the NSA! And didn’t Edward Snowden flee to…HONK KONG (China) after he leaked NSA info? Anywho…
Huawei has reason to crow. They just signed a major deal with UAE, and it looks like Europe is just waiting to open their legs…er…arms to the company.
United Arab Emirates, a key ally in the Middle East, said it would use Huawei in its networks. And European allies are balking at banning the company outright.