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Australian Defense Department to remove Chinese-made camerasBy ROD McGUIRK CANBERRA, Australia
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Remove those right away Australia.
Good. At last. The world is waking up to THE CHINESE COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT, globally. Whew!
that'll teach 'em.... damned commies!!! （＾＿－）
have to wonder why they didn't think of this beforehand.
no Australian companies manufacturing this sort of tech?
LOL !! Whatever !
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Why did they put those cameras in in the first place? Couldn't they have selected different ones during the procurement stage?
you should do a long time ago and replace with australian made ones.../if have any/
Smart move! Anyone that buys Chinese tech must realize that the CCP is always running a "man in the middle" hack. All information goes from sender first to China second, and to receiver or final destination last (chinese apps, social media, drone footage, wireless security camera footage, and software updates).
For hardware, they allow well known exploits to be built into their products, so they can be accessed fairly easily and also claim deniability because it such a common problem (5G network equipment).
It is easier to deny than a specific unique backdoor that others would claim as malicious intent on China's apart.
Might as well give up our smart phone too since 70% of its parts are made in China, if China want's to spy on the world it could .
A highly developed and sophisticated espionage programme is being carried out by Chinese intelligence agencies throughout the world. A lot of nations have raised alarm over the possible repercussions of links between Chinese communications technology firms and spy services.
@Jasper Cole You very much could be right. Of course the USA got a 70 year head start in this endeavor. Great powers think alike.
Only things that are responsible for defence and security are made in China. It’s time that the West got their act together and began to make their own crap
With a Sinic derived population there now approaching 2 million, the loss of camera privileges can easily be compensated for by China calling in favors. Australia would be well advised to keep this in mind.
Buying a Security Camera is fraught with problems these days - including it's own Security which in the case of Chinese made products probably has a backdoor allowing remote access & control of the product. But, worse still... imagine turning such cameras into a Bot-net for DoA attacks. They're cheap devices for a reason...
The west does, but it is generally more expensive. Budget conscious government agencies under public pressure to spend their hard earned wisely tend to have competitive bids and award contracts to the lowest qualified bidder. Many times the local company that wins the bid isn't using locally made products but stuff from a low cost foreign producer. That is how a lot of Chinese product ends up in the US. I have a US made computer and all the internal components are made in the US, Taiwan or South Korea. But it wasn't cheap. I'm sure the company would love to make computers for the whole US Government but they would cost three or four times as much as the HPs and Dells they currently buy.
"Careful with China, careful with China"....
But the whole world make business and buy Chinese thing from the great China..
The world needs China, like it or not..
Awa no Gaijin
And why do they have no way of knowing ?
I find that extremely difficult to believe !
Awa no Gaijin
Sad you actually believe your cheap junk computer doesn't have anything made in China in it .
Think again roundeye !
Because it's something that can be hidden.
Awa no Gaijin
I agree the USA should be making it's own items for defense and security , i also thought it was ridiculous they asked China to .
However i totally disagree that only things that are made for defense and security are made in China ,because the USA is totally inundated with all kinds of stuff made in China
So...dumb question - but related - sorta - why not have cellular infrastructure (or repeaters) balloon mounted (not Chinese of course) but at an appropriate latitude - certainly weather is a consideration - but if the Chinese can send a spy balloon with obviously mechanisms to report what the balloon is "observing"...why not have "cell tower balloons"...never mind
Maybe because fixed cell phone towers are infinitely more manageable?
Seems like a pretty ridiculous idea to me.
The US DoD prohibits content from adversary nations in weapons and sensors. It is against US law. The US is very diligent to prevent contractors or subcontractors from sneaking in components from China or other US adversaries.