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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Aug 23, 2018.
Huawei Caught Faking Smartphone Photo with a DSLR (Again)
I imagine it’s the agency at fault, but someone at Huawei should have had a word. Stupid really as their phone cameras are really good.
Using poetic license; There are Lies......damned lies.....and photographs
There are worse problems with Chinese smartphones than faking photographs in an ad. But interesting to see them getting caught in an advertisement. Maybe the photographer figured if he used the Huawei phone that the company would automatically get a copy of the photograph and not have to pay for it.
Some Android Phones Might Be Sending All Your Texts To China
Verizon also drops plans to sell Huawei smartphones
It really is an irony because of all the camera phones, that's the one that least needs to do that.
If you are gonna fake something like that, don't let behind the scenes photos out.
And that can't be good for the model's career. Word gets around
The ad on Youtube,
And CNN's version.
if we put aside the decietful marketing for a moment, is the real advert suggesting that the cel phone camera has the ability to shoot a model before she applies her makeup and turn her into an airbrushed magazine cover?
Frankly, that's almost MORE disturbing
People lie in advertising? So that cream I ordered can't, uh, change the size of body parts?
Red Bull does not give you wings?
Huawei's new motto is "Activate Intelligence".
Coming from a company that flat-out admitted to stealing Cisco source code for their OS,
Huawei Admits Copying Code From Cisco in Router Software
And then lying about it years later-
Huawei and Cisco's Source Code: Correcting the Record
I would be hesitant to buy anything from a company that sells a device that can monitor your every move and can "Activate Intelligence" on you. Faking photographs using a DSLR- maybe it is just the corporate culture.
Bose used high end amps and pre/pros hidden from public view when demonstrating their speaker systems for years. There is rarely truth in advertising.
If Bose or anyone else starts selling Internet connected speaker systems with built in cameras and microphones, I'll avoid them.
Some Alexa customers learned that the hard way.
Amazon's Alexa Hacked To Surreptitiously Record Everything It Hears
I used to tell friends, "This is what happens when you use software that you did not even write yourself".
You can download the source code and test files for Huawei Android based phones. It expands to about a GByte on disk, That is insane.
Well, the real problem isn't so much the software as it is the concept of perpetually connected Internet Devices/Internet of Things.
After Security, Privacy takes a distant Third to considerations in design. Most consumers won't take the time to understand cascade implications when buying or using electronics that are IoT. I love spinning up older relatives as to the possibilities of what happens to their information when they speak into their Voice Controlled Cable Box controllers.
I've used the Internet since 1980, it has its uses.
Blindly trusting devices that can watch your every move, "be an educated consumer" comes to mind.
Australia banned the use of Huawei equipment in their 5G infrastructure.
Australia bans Huawei and ZTE 5G networks
"Good on you, Mate"
I'm sure faking the camera phone pictures was the last straw.
Well, not to turn this into a nation-bashing exercise, the end was nigh when IBM sold out Lenovo which in turn became a wholly owned Chinese holding. Ironically, I still see a LOT of Lenovo equipment in critical industries and government agencies. I just continue to shake my head and make sure I don't leave a big digital footprint on those machines. Unfortunately, my employer is one of them. Gack.
IBM still buys thousands of Lenovo laptops every year. Also plenty of Macbooks now, but the Thinkpad is still pretty much the standard device.
More on the Australian ban of Chinese telcos products,
Marise Payne defends 5G ban on Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE
This is a good write up of the Chinese law being referred to.
China’s intelligence law and the country’s future intelligence competitions - Canada.ca
Think of it as the opposite of GDPR.
A 10 second Google Search on
comes up with all the reasons necessary to avoid that company at any cost.
Lenovo’s Superfish Scandal Is One of the Worst Consumer Computing Screw-Ups Ever
IBM's new motto must be "Think Stupid".
Under the terms of my redundancy agreement, I’m not allowed to comment.....