Retired USAF General on China Video Surveillance Risks

By Conor Healy, Published Jul 21, 2021, 09:42am EDT (Info+)

Retired USAF Brigadier General Robert Spalding told IPVM about China video surveillance risks including relabelling Hikvision and Dahua products.

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****** **********, ******* ******** *** *** Senior ******** *** ********* ******** ** the ***** ***** ******** ******** *******. Prior ** ****, ** *** *** DoD's ****** ******* ******** & ******* Attaché ** *****.

**** ********* *** **** ********* *** edited *** *******. ***** *** **** interview ****:

Q: *** ******* ********** ** ****** **** ********** ******** ************ ** ********* ** *****. *** ** **** *** ********* ** ******** ********?

* ***** *** ***** ** *** you **** ** ******** ********. ** you **** ** ******** ******** ** preventing *** ***** ********* *** ********** of **** **********, **** **** ** the **** ****** *** *** ***** not **** ***** *******.

*** ****'* ****** *****'* ******** ****. The ******* ********* *****'* ******** **** is ** *******, *******, *** ******* data *** *** ******* ** *********** a **********'* ******, *********, ******** *** economic ********. ***, *** ****, ****'* the *********** ******* ***** **** **** at ******** ********.

Q: *** ******* ********** **** ** **** ******** ** ***** ***********? *** *** ****** *** ********** *******?

****, **'* *** **********. * ***** part ** *** ********* ** ****** manufacturing ** *****, ***** ** *********** what *** ***** *** ****, ** that ****** ********** *** ********** **** or ** ******** ************ ** *****. So **'* **** ********* ** ****** products **** ****'* ************ ** *****.

*** ******* ********** ***** **** *********** here ******* **'* ******* **** ******* to ******. ***** ** **** ******, at ***** **** * *** ** government, **** *** ********** *****'* **** a ************** ** **** **** ** comes ** ***** ****** *** *******. But ** *** ******* **** **** industrial **** ** ** ********* ** your ***********, *** *** *********** ******** that ********** ****, **** *** ****** are ******* ******** ** *** **** of ******** ****'* *******.

** ****'* ** **** ****** *** Cold ***. ** ******* ** *******, and *** ******, *********, *** ******** connections ******* ***********, *** ***** ***********. We ************ *** ********** *** *** independence ** ***********. **** *** ***** out ** *** ******** ** *** Soviet *****, ******* **** **** ******** from ****** ****** ** *** **********, talent, *******, *** ********** **** **** from **** *********

****'* ******** ***** *** *** ** the **** *** ** **** **'** had ***** *********** ******* *** ***** democracies**************** ** ** **** *****, ************ governments, *** **** **** ***** *********** to ********* ********* *** **** ****** of ***** ************, **** ************* *** domestic.

*** ** **** ** *** *********. It's *** **'* ** ********* **** we ******** **** ***** ******* *** begin ** ****** **** *** ********** technology, ******, *** ******* ** **** societies ****** ** **** ********* *** for *** ******* ** ******** ** free *********, ** **** ** *** inspire ***** *******, ************ ***** ** emerging ****** *********, ** **** ****** lives *** ***** ******** ******* ***** types ** **********.

** *** ***** **** *** ******** to ***** ****** ***** ****** **** is **** ** ********* ******** *************? Is ** ** ****** ** ****?

****, **'* ********, ** ** ** simple ** ****. *** *** *********** of ** ******** ******** **** *** government *** *** *********** ** *** been ******* ** **** ** *** fact **** **** ** * ******* of ******** ********. ** ******* ********** Act, ***** *, *** ****, ***** are ***** ********* ** *** ************ of *** ******** ******** ** ******* reshoring ** *************.

*** ***** ***** **** * ********** can **, ***** * **** ***** purchaser ** ***** *** *** *******, is ** ****** **** ***** ***** are ************ ** *** ****** ******. As *** ***** ***, ******, ** is **** **** ** ******* ***, otherwise ***** *** *** ******. *** for ****, ** **** ** **** much **** *********, ********* *********.

*** **** *******, ***** ******* ** China ****** ** **** *********, *** they ****** ** **** ********* ******* any ******* **** *** ********* ***** rights **********, *****'* **** ** ****** rule ** ***, ** ********* ***** to ********* *** **** ***** ******.

*** ** ***** ******** ** **** on *** ********* ***** *** ***** of ***** ** *********** ******** *****, Honeywell. ********* *** * **** **** of ******* **** ** ***** *** that *** ** **** ************ ** Dahua, *** ****** **** ** *******. How ** *** **** *********'* ******** of ******* ***** ******** **** *** indistinguishable **** ***** *** ** ***** of *******'* ******** **** *** ******* manufacturer?

****, **** ****** ** ******* ** such, **** ****** **, ******* ** the **** **** *** **********, ************, and *********** ** **** **** *** Chinese ********* ***** ** ********** ** undertake ** * ****** ***** ** a ****** ** ***********. ** ** not **** **** ******** ****. ** is ********* ** ** ******* ******* in ******** ******** ** *** ******* Communist *****. ***** **** ** ** become, ** ***-** *** ****, *** Saudi ****** ** ****. **** ** for *** ******* ** ******** **** the ******* ********* ***** ********* ** paramount **********.

*****'* *** *** ** ****** **** populations ***** ** *** ****** ** a **********, *** **** ** ** basically ****** *** ********** ********* * population. ****'* ******** ***** *** ********* of *** ****** ****** ** *** ability ** *** **** ****** *** the ******* ** **** ****** ** track *** ******* ******. *** **** use **** *********** ** ******* ********* them ******* ********** *** ************. **** capability ****** ******* **** ********** ****** ability ** ********* ** *** ********** level, ***** ** ********* ***********.

***, ** ******** **** **** *** going ** ** ** ********** ************* feature ** *** ****** ********. **** the ******* ********* ***** ******** ** that, **** *** **** * ****** built ** * ********** ** **** data, ***** ** **** ** **** today, *** ** *** **** *** use ** **********, **** *** **** a ****** ****'* **** *** ***** that **** *** ******* ** ******* a *** ** **** ** ****** turn **** **** *****. ** *** aggregation ** **** ****** ******* *** aggregation ** *****.

**** *** *** ******* **** **** and ***** ** *** ** ** different ******. * *********** **** ** China, **** * *** * ******* Attaché. *** *** *** **** *****, to ***** ****, *** **** ** into *** **********, *** ***** ***** your ***** *****, ***** **** ** pull *** * ****** ****, ******* your **** *** **** ** ******** the ***********. * ****** ******* *** by **** *** ****** *** **** food.

******* *** ***, ********* *** ***** - ******* ******* ** **** ** relabeled - *** ***** ** ********* privately ** *** ****** ******, *** are **** ** **** ***** *** businesses. ****** ************ ** ****** ** private *********, ** *** ***** ******* to ******* *********? ****** ****** ** worried ** **** **** *** ** their ****?

**********. *** ********** * **** ** as * ******* ** **** *****'* really ** *** ** *** ****** it. *****'* ******* ********** ***** ** Alibaba **** ******* ******* ****** ***** major **** ** ***** **** ******* around *** *****. ***, *** *** that **** ****** ** ** ** is ** ***'** ***** *** * camera, **'* **** ****** **** ** China. ****'* *** *** **** ****'** accomplished ****. ** **** *** **** to ****** *** ****** ************** **** powers, **** ******* ***** ******* ** be ******** ** * **** ******.

* ***** * *** **** ********** in ********** *** ** *** ***** able **, *** ****, **** *** government ******* **** ****************** *** ***** service ********* ***** ************** **** ********** data *********** ** * *** ********* of * ***** *** ********** ******* in *** **** *******. ** ****'* the ******* ******* **** *'** **** on *** ****** ***** ***** ***.

***** *** ************** ** **** **** we ****** **** **** ** ***** by *** *********** **********, *** *** by ********* ** ***********, **** **'** going ** **** ** *****.

** ** ** *** ********** ***** of ********** *****, ****** ** ***** it ** ****. **** * *** that, * **** ********* *** ******, the ************** **** ****** ***** ******* and ***** *******, ****** ** ****** our ********** ** *********, *** ***** rights *** ***** ****** *** ***** liberties *** **** ** *** *** freedom, **** *****, ** ** ***'* design ***** **** *** ************ - and ****'* ****** ***** **** *********** and ******** *** ******* *** ********** - **** **'** ***** **** ** are ******** ** **** ********** **** to ****** ****************.

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***, **** *** ***** ** **** sense.

* ***** *** ***** ** *** you **** ** ******** ********. ** you **** ** ******** ******** ** preventing *** ***** ********* *** ********** of **** **********, **** **** ** the **** ****** *** *** ***** not **** ***** *******.

*** ****'* ****** *****'* ******** ****. The ******* ********* *****'* ******** **** is ** *******, *******, *** ******* data *** *** ******* ** *********** a **********'* ******, *********, ******** *** economic ********. ***, *** ****, ****'* the *********** ******* ***** **** **** at ******** ********.

** **** ** ****!

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"** *** **** ** ******** ******** as ********** *** ***** ********* *** monitoring ** **** **********, **** **** is *** **** ****** *** *** would *** **** ***** *******."

*** ** ****** *** ************ ** this ******* ** ****** ** *****.

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**** —>. “***** *** ************** ** such **** ** ****** **** **** is ***** ** *** *********** **********, and *** ** ********* ** ***********, then **'** ***** ** **** ** issue.” — ***** ** ** *** head.

***** *** *** ********** ****** ************ to ******* *** *** *** ******** data *** ****** ** ** ****** for *** ******. *** **** **** this ******* *** **** ** *******, but **’* ** **** **** *** other *********** ** ******* ******* **** for ********* ********.

**** ***** ** ******. ** **** be ***** ** ****** ****** ******. Lime ********* *************, ************ ***’* **** to **** ** *** **** ** free *********, **** ** ** ******** affects ******** ********.

**** **** **** ****** ********** **** the ******* **********. *** **** ** have *** ********* *** **** ***.

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* ***% ***** **** **** **** national **** *** ** *** *** so **** ******. ** ** ** not ****** *** ******** ******* ** technology **** ** ***** ** *******, we *** **** ***** *********** ****** the ***** *** ****** ** ****. People **** ********** **** ***** ** a **** *** **** ********** **** on-shoring *** **** ** ******* ** accept **. ** *** *** ******** participating ** *** ************* ** ********* perpetuation ** ****** ***** ****** ********** and ******* ************ ** ***** ****** by ********** ******** **** *****. *** cannot ******** ******** ** ***** ******* one ** *** ********* **** *** have ** ****** ****** ******** *** things ** ******.

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****** * ********** **** ******* *** I **** *******.

"*** ***** ***** **** * ********** can **, ***** * **** ***** purchaser ** ***** *** *** *******, is ** ****** **** ***** ***** are ************ ** *** ****** ******. " *** ****** ********** **** ******* to ** **** *** ********* ***** manufactured ** *** **. ** **** I ******'* **** * ****** ****** that ** **** ********* ** *** US *** ***** *** **** ** manufactured **** ***** **** **** **** in *** **. **** **** * major *** **** **** *** **** of ***** ********* ** **** ** USA.

** ***** * ****** ***** ***** manufactured ** *** ** **** ** sourced *****?

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* ***'* ******* ***** *** *** that *** ******** **** ** *** US **** **-******* *****. * ***** Gen. ******** ********** **** *** ******, as ** ****** *** "*********" ** manufacturing ************ ** *** **, *** the **** ***** ** *** *** government ** **** ****** **** ******* US-based *************.

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***** ***** “******** *************” **** ** our ******, ** “**** ***** ****” that *** ****, **** ******** *** you ***’* *** *****.

**** **** **** ** ** ***** more ******** ***** *** **** *** by ***** ******.

*** ***** **** ** ******* ***** when **** **** ***** *** ***** by ****** ****** **** ** ***** by ****** ****** $**.** ** **** to ***** ***** **** * *****.

*** **** *** *** ******* ** pay *** * **” **** ****** “Made ** ‘******”

****** ** ****

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** ***** ** ********** ***** **** undercutting *** *** **** ***** *** government ***********. *** ** ** ***** for **** ****** ***** ***, ******* we ***** ******** ** ****** ***** costs ** ** **** *** ****** player *** *** *****.

** ***'* **** ******* ********** ************ though, **** ********* ******* ***** ***** rates **** ** ********* **********. ********* happily ******** *** ***** ***** ***** products *** **** * ***** ***.

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***** ***** **** ***** *** ****** leaders **** *** **********. *** **** other ********* **** *********** **** ***** laws **** **** ****** ** ******, Microsoft, ******** *** **** ****** *** business *** ***** ** ********* ***** laws? ** ***** *** *** * $500 ******* ****** *** * ****** $200 ******* ***** *** *** *********** Helicopter. ** **** ** ****** *** own ****** ***** ** ***** ******* as * ******** *** *** ****** guy ****.

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“*** **** *** *** ******* ** pay *** * **” **** ****** “Made ** ‘******?””

**’* ****, ** *** ******** *** golden *** ** **********. *** *** that *** ** *********, **** **.

*** **** *** ********* **** **** is ** **’* ******* ** ********* industries.

*** **** **** *** ** ****** by ******* *** ******* **** *** providing ******** ******** ** ***.

****** ***** ***** ***.

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*** **** ** ***** ********* ****** in ******* ******* ***** ***** ** a ***** ************ ** *** **** workers *** ***** *** *** ****** chain ... ***** *** ****** ****** Chinese **- ** ***** ***

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******** *** **** *** *** ** a ***** ********** ******** *******, ***** some ***** *******. *** ******* ***** controller ************* ****** ** *** **** the ****, ** ** **** ** restricted ******** ********* ** ** *** a " ****** ******" . ** needed ** ***** *** **** ****** by ********* *** ******. *** ** the ****** ******* **** ** *** a ***** **** ******** (******* *** wireless ***) ** ********** *** ***** can **** ** ****** * ***** remotely. *** *********** ****** *** *** safet *** ** *** ******* ** appears ** ** *** *** ******** still ***** "*** ** ****** *********** the ******"

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******. *** ********* ** **** **************** *** ************* **** ***** ****** ** ***** to **** ****** **** ***** ****** chain. ***** **** **** ******** *** be************ ***** ** ******* ** *********** **** *****.

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****** **** **** *** ****** ** lock **** *** ** *** **** remotely ** ****.

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