Google ex-CEO: China apparently hacking Huawei systems

Eric Schmidt in retirement chairs the Pentagon’s Defence Innovation Board and has a top security clearance. He would know if the hundreds or thousands of analysts the U.S. has tracking Huawei had found any substantial espionage. The NSA has a $50 billion budget and is very good at what they do. If they haven’t found anything significant, it almost surely isn’t there.

Everybody outside Western security forces, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, has pointed out there is no evidence that Huawei has done any spying. Schmidt, talking to the BBC, is probably the first informed source to make a meaningful claim. Talking to the BBC, he made the interesting claim

“There’s no question that information from Huawei routers has ultimately ended up in hands that would appear to be the state. However that happened, we’re sure it happened.”

If you accept my assumption above, that Huawei is not spying, there’s a sensible conclusion: The Chinese security folks have cracked Huawei routers. That’s highly likely; almost anything crackable and the Chinese are good. (The Americans may still be more advanced.)

Of course, the only way Schmidt could know what the Chinese have is if the NSA had hacked China, exactly what he is accusing them of doing.

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Hong Meng OS: ?60% faster

Huawei claims that its version of Android will be totally compatible and much faster. It hopes to ship in the fall, although that’s not certain.

The company believes it is making a better version of Android. “The performance improvement on this operating system will exceed 60%, which is a future-oriented microkernel. … Huawei has identified four major causes through detailed analysis and repeated verifications and introduced Android optimization and intelligent memory scheduling through the introduction of AI. , intelligent CPU scheduling and intelligent storage adjustments are resolved. Among them, by replacing the Android native file system with the F2FS file system, the problem of storage fragmentation is solved.”

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