I wish I could rename this thread I started (can I?) I really don't care what people think of Huawei's consumer tech! I was hoping to generate dialog about the the imminent threat that the Chinese dictatorship-controlled company represents to the free world. Read previous posts and links if you don't know why and how. France, Germany and the UK have decided that it's worth saving a few bucks to expose global networks to Chinese cyber crimes by virtue of backdoor access to 5G networks. This is the first and only time I strangely find my views aligned with the Trump administration (even a broken clock is right twice a day!). Among the sad and bitter ironies of the decisions by the US European and UK "allies" is that both their governments and populations are probably supporting the Chinese takeover of global 5G networks largely because Trump opposes it. The one time since taking office he has a sensible strategic security and technology policy he has made its global defeat a self-fulfilling prophecy simply by advocating it. This is an off-topic thread. The question about boycotting Huawei products was not meant to be code for: "do you think they're good products?" or "do you think your privacy is at greater risk from a Huawei phone than a Google/Android phone?" Rather, I'm asking: 1) Do you think we should take collective action as a tech community, even on a small level such as a consumer boycott? 2) Are you concerned about the risks to democratic freedom posed by China's control of the networks of the next decade and beyond? Why or why not? 3) For those of you who are interested in this topic (others just pass it by), what do you think about this issue, and do you have knowledge /expertise to lend on the subject. Many thanks.