ZTE is building up quite a name for itself here in the US and as its market share grows, so too do the concerns about the company and its wares. Though the Chinese manufacturer isn't saying as much, its new partnership with Intrepidus feels partially like an effort to assuage the fears of the American consumer and its government. How the New York-based security firm fits into ZTE's broader plans isn't exactly clear, but the vague press release (after the break) does say that Intrepidus will "investigate the security mechanisms of ZTE-manufactured smartphones," -- phrasing that feels very purposefully chosen. Obviously the ultimate goal is make your personal data safer, and we assume that means both from individual criminal ne'er-do-wells and state actors.
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