For anyone who doesn’t understand *why* this is an issue, imagine if we were buying spyware from Nazi Germany, and using it to send data on our own military straight to Hitler. That’s what we’re doing.
Drive past this area every day on my drive to work. Crazy to see this in my own neighborhood.
Area is known as a fairly affluent and successful business district.
Say all you want about America. But the dollar is the real price for too many down there. Glad to see some more corruption jailed.
Wait… Not US tech to China, but Chinese tech to US military? Why is that illegal?
This is called espionage. Try them for treason.
I mean, wouldn’t it be easier for spying purposes to hire local firms to create back doors rather than supply tech from overseas with existing back doors? Not that there shouldn’t be controls in place but outside of throughout inspection, tech from China could be acceptable – of course it does pose other issues strategically and politically so still shouldn’t be done but it’s not huge deal as long as controls are in place.
More like all tech needs to be throughoutly inspected before it gets accepted in military – which I would like to believe is being done already.
So in short, assuming military already has the right controls in place and thanks to which this was discovered, this is not news worthy.
Someone in the military really dropped the ball on this too. If a company like this is going to be contracted for something as serious as surveillance and security technology, they should have been investigated top to bottom BEFORE signing or buying anything. Would have been fairly easy to figure out they weren’t actually making anything if they’d actually done their due diligence.
Isn’t that how military contracts work? You lie about what you’re capable of and then you **** them on the materials
oh my god, they got justin hammer!
War dogs? War dogs !
U.S. companies would never put profits first.. never ………… not even once…………..never
Because the headline doesn’t contain the relevant info: the company is Aventura, and the products “include a $13,500 laser-enhanced night vision camera ordered by the U.S. Navy and 25 body cameras purchased by the U.S. Air Force, prosecutors said”.
Is this why I saw so many police escort cars today?
This “tech” firm sounds about as advanced as my old $200 security camera system at home.
I feel like this should be bigger news. Less than 2000 upvotes?
I bet that there are many others who are still getting away with it
I just want to know which one of those guitars gives you access to the entire government database when you strum a G minor seventh…or is it like the Close Encounters of the Third Kind keyboard and we summon aliens? I like both.
Many comments here about the Buy American Act and claims that everything must be 100% American made.
I have been involved with naval shipbuilding for many years, and traveled extensively to test products, usually in factories. I have witnessed test for Navy components in Italy, England, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden.
Yes, these were large components and subject to the buy American clause but there are many exceptions granted. I can’t speak as to small sub- component requirements.
They got those bins at Sams!
TAA complaint? No? Ehh just slap a sticker on the box “made in USA”.
My shocked face at this news looks a lot like me rolling my eyes…
> A call to the company for comment was not immediately returned.
throw the book at these *****.
I know for a fact that American “manufacturing ” of rifiles import 80% complete lowers. This sint new and it isnt going away.
I’ll be interested how the breakdown of it will be as rebranding Chinese goods has always been a thing. Even giant apps sourced their coding in China.
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