Originally Posted by DNMock
If you think any of those alphabet government agencies don't do things just because they are "illegal" I have a bridge I think you would be interested in purchasing...
Keep your rickety bridge.
They know the laws have teeth in the United States and if they got caught the whole operation and the people involved would go up. Its easier to compromise hardware meant for others outside of the U.S. if they alter the shipment after it left the factory. Bugging anything on U.S. soil meant for American customers requires a warrant in order for any charges based on evidence is found.
The United States Government can't legally force a U.S. company to commit espionage. That's the difference between the United States and China. The Chinese government can force Huawei and others to spy on their behalf and there's nothing those companies can do about it.