Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

China suggests Trump use Huawei phone to avoid spying

China suggests Trump use Huawei phone to avoid spying

Trump was warned by U.S. intelligence agencies, that Chinese spies have been eavesdropping on his calls and exploiting the information as they negotiate an ongoing trade dispute, The New York Times reports. She denounced the Times report as "fake news" for good measure.

"American spy agencies, the officials said, had learned that China and Russian Federation were eavesdropping on the president's cellphone calls from human sources inside foreign governments and intercepting communications between foreign officials", the daily said.

"If one is concerned about Apple cellphones being hacked, they can switch to using Huawei cellphones", Hua said.

The New York Times published a fictional short story about a plot to assassinate President Donald Trump after it asked novelists to imagine how the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller would end.

While Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying did not directly address the snooping allegations, she told a briefing yesterday that "certain people in the United States are sparing no efforts to win the best screenplay award for the Oscars".

TheNew York Times report said the officials raising an alarm about Trump's refusal to stop making unsecured calls were doing so out of frustration. Former administration officials said that in spite of their repeated warnings that spies might listen into his calls, Trump refused to give up the phone, and kept using it as usual.

Despite repeated requests by intelligence advisors, Trump seems to continue using the phone, which might one day cost him dearly not only to himself but also to national security too, reported The New York Times.

Donald Trump has never been a person who comes to mind when one thinks "cybersecurity"-he may not even know how to use a computer-but even by that low bar, the president and his administration have barely been able to keep it together when it comes to the security risk posed by cell phones". It claimed that Russian Federation and China could be eavesdropping on Trump's personal iPhone.

The Washington Post reported in June that a federal study found signs of sophisticated mobile phone spying near the White House and other sensitive locations a year ago. A list containing the names of these people are said to be used by China in an attempt to influence the president's thinking on matters important to the country, like the U.S.

Trump called the Times report incorrect on Thursday, and dismissed it as "long and boring". Story is soooo wrong!'

Mr Trump tweeted: "I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency".

He can feel free to rebut the idea that anyone else is writing his tweets for him, but then he'd have to admit that he sent this tweet personally from an iPhone, fairly well in line with the Times reporting he claims is so fake, so ...

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