China suggests Trump use Huawei phone to avoid spying

28 October, 2018, 07:46 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Chinese spies are reportedly listening to Trump's phone calls, with the goal of stopping trade war

China and Russian Federation eavesdrop on President Donald Trump as he uses his unsecure cellphone to "gossip, gripe or solicit" his friends' take on how he is doing, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing United States intelligence agencies.

Aides have repeatedly told him that his cellphone calls are not secure, but although the president has been persuaded to use his secure White House landline more often, he has refused to give up the phones, the Times said.Trump called the Times report incorrect on Thursday, and dismissed it as "long and boring". She denounced the Times report as "fake news" for good measure.

The New York Times report is also remarkable, she said, because it shows that Trump's own person aides are so terrified by his behavior that they've leaked it to the press. South China Morning Post reports that Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, said that if Trump is anxious about his iPhone being tapped, he should switch to Huawei (the implication being that a Huawei phone would be more secure). "Story is soooo wrong!" the president wrote.

Mr Trump pushed back against the idea that he uses insecure mobile phones, tweeting that he only uses government phones "and have only one seldom used government cell phone".

But despite China's amusing reaction, the NYT report raises serious alarms in regards to both President's Trump understanding of security protocols, but also the mobile telephony protocols, through which Chinese and Russian spies are allegedly spying on the president's mobile calls.

It's unclear how foreign countries could tap the president's cell phone.

US President Donald Trump has a serious iPhone problem and could pose a huge problem for US national security.Despite warnings from security advisors, Trump continues to use an unsecured iPhone to talk with friends, colleagues, and business partners.

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As the report noted, Trump indicated to the Wall Street Journal this week that he had discretion about information transmitted through his phone.

The officials cited in the report, who remained anonymous, said they were alerted by individuals working within these foreign governments.

Russian Federation also denied the eavesdropping claims.

"We already treat these sort of stories with a certain humor", said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

"We regret this newspaper unthinkingly publishes information which most likely indicates a decline in journalistic standards".

"Russia is not believed to be running as sophisticated an influence effort as China because of Trump's apparent affinity for President Vladimir Putin", a former official told the daily.

Relations between the world's two largest economies have plummeted in recent weeks with Trump slapping $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods amid complaints over Beijing's trade policies.

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