"Prism on the wall, who's the most trustworthy of them all?" Said Huawei's rotating chairman Guo Ping on stage at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Guo was not talking about Snow White. He was poking fun at the United States.
Huawei is under fire in the United States, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia and warn of potential spying by Beijing. The U.S. Justice Department even charged Huawei with fraud, obstruction of justice, and theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile. But in his keynote speech in Barcelona, Guo made it clear that the company does not want to stay on the defensive.
This was punctuated by Guo trolling the U.S. with comments on America's mass-surveillance efforts, specifically a National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed in 2013. Huawei deploying the most innovative technologies in the world, it operates secure environments for everyone. Guo further insisted during his 17-minute keynote address that the company "has not and will never backdoors," which is rapidly becoming a company line.
Huawei centers around the deployment of its 5G network. The U.S. HUGEWEAN TECHNOLOGY HAS GIVEN PRESENCE OF THE 5G HIGHWAY THAT USED THE HUGEWEEN TECHNOLOGY NETWORK.
"The irony is that the US CLOUD Act permits their governmental entities to access data across." borders, "Guo said. Upon delivering his "Prism on the wall, who's the most trustworthy of them all?" Line, a logo for the NSA's PRISM program appears on a screen behind him. The otherwise subdued audience broke out into scattered applause.
"It's an important question. And if you do not understand, Edward Snowden, "Guo continued as there was a laughter from the crowd. "We can not use prisms, crystal balls, or politics to manage cybersecurity.
Guo echoed these comments in an op-ed published by the Financial Times this week in which he argues that "the harder it becomes The NSA to 'collect it all.' "
Both at MWC and in the Financial Times, Guo failed to mention China's own massive surveillance, censorship, and internment programs, of course.
You can watch a clip from Guo's remarks for yourself on YouTube.
Snowden revealed the NSA's PRISM program in June of 2013 as one of the American intelligence community's tools for spying on the entire world. Huawei has been playing defense for some time, and high-placed executives.
Huawei has been playing defense for some time, and high-placed executives Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, like Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei have been given rare interviews with American media this month.
at the request of the US government. Notably, Meng is the daughter of Huawei's CEO, Ren Zhengfei, and the Chinese Government. Justice Department are unfounded and politically motivated. President Donald Trump has not helped matters by implying that Meng could have been released as part of his deal with China.
There's no end to the battle between Huawei and the West in sight. And as countries on the other side of the New Cold War (like Russia) further cut off their internet from the rest of the world's, we are likely to see a Balkanization of the tech community that has not existed since the days of the Soviet Union.
The stereotype of the past Cold War What the other side did not have a sense of humor. Chill Snow White rhymes all day long. Just do not ask them about Winnie the Pooh.
[Mobile World Live and Huawei Press Release]