Cisco Calls for Curb on NSA Surveillance Efforts
One way to get foreign buyers to buy more Huawei gear is to make them mistrust Cisco. John has an excellent point below.
Cisco boss John Chambers said faith in US technology companies was being eroded by the NSA’s activities.
“We simply cannot operate this way,” Mr Chambers wrote. “Our customers trust us to be able to deliver to their doorsteps products that meet the highest standards of integrity and security.”The letter comes after whistleblowers revealed the NSA regularly intercepted Cisco hardware to help it gather information on potential targets.
Mr Chambers said the NSA should be held to higher “standards of conduct”.
The first allegations about NSA staff intercepting deliveries of Cisco hardware came from papers given by whistleblower Edward Snowden to journalist Glenn Greenwald.