US intelligence mentions risks of buying Chinese phones, provides no evidence
Matthew Miller, writing for ZDNet
The US intelligence chiefs first referenced US government employees and state agencies in the briefing, but then they expanded concerns to private citizens and recommended we not use products from Huawei and ZTE. As a US military veteran and man who bleeds red, white, and blue, I'm willing to give up on such products — provided there is actual evidence of nefarious activity. So far, none has surfaced.
Regardless of what is happening with ZTE, Donald Trump, and the US right now (unsurprisingly it is a big mess), the last sentence of that quote is intriguing to say the least.
Maybe the evidence will come later. Maybe the US intelligence doesn't feel it needs to share this evidence with the public. Maybe they just don't have any. I wonder how it will impact brands like Lenovo (who owns Motorola), and OnePlus.