Thanks for starting the debate.
I think this is a trade war instigated by a madman
Definitely there is a reliance on Global tech, but making trade-war sabre rattling around consumer products is not dealing with the issues involved.
Its weird the focus is on Google and Android while Huawei has got components in telecom networks around the world.
Its possible for anyone to backdoor components.
Its easy to throw these accusations around and there is little scrutiny when pointing at the traditional bad guys. Remember supermicro? www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/05/bloomberg-submitted-big-hack-story-award/?utm_term=.4c1c59bb4bb5 <www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/05/bloomberg-submitted-big-hack-story-award/?utm_term=.4c1c59bb4bb5>
There are also western companies doing the same thing.
I think resorting to not importing tech from other countries is not viable. The only solution would be very hard: open hardware, transparent procurement, controls in the supply chain, and much vigilance.
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> I hope this email finds you well, this is the current trending topic, I’d like to here your views on this topic from a Policy Perspective.
> Are we overrelying on Global Techs? What are the possible repercussions if they pull out on us? Should Global Techs be declared Dominant to balance the market and reduce the risks of a failure? Feel free to add more questions.
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