Consumers should throw away their Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones, Lithuania’s Defense Ministry has warned.
From “Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones” posted Thursday on the BBC.com:
A report by its National Cyber Security Centre tested 5G mobiles from Chinese manufacturers.
It claimed that one Xiaomi phone had built-in censorship tools while another Huawei model had security flaws.
Huawei said no user data is sent externally and Xiaomi said it does not censor communications.
“Our recommendation is to not buy new Chinese phones, and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonably possible,” said Defense Deputy Minister Margiris Abukevicius.
My take: Phones designed in California and made in China are still OK.