UK security chiefs: Huawei risk in 5G can be contained

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UK security chiefs have advised that the risk of using Huawei technology in the new superfast 5G could be contained despite US warnings about opening the telecoms network up to Chinese cyber-espionage, according to sources. The US has reportedly been pressuring the UK and other allies not to use Huawei technology for critical infrastructure, arguing […]

Huawei’s problems deepen as western suspicions mount

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The Chinese telecom company Huawei is at the centre of an increasingly tense standoff between China and the US. What began as a trade spat and grievances over corporate intellectual property theft has developed into a global standoff involving “hostage diplomacy”, death sentences and allegations of Chinese espionage. Huawei’s senior executive Meng Wanzhou, was arrested […]

Poland arrests Huawei worker on allegations of spying for China

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Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a Polish national involved in cyber-business on allegations of spying, Polish state media has reported, deepening the controversy over western criticism of the Chinese telecoms company. However, a spokesman for the Polish security services told Reuters the allegations related to individual actions, and were not linked […]

Huawei, sanctions and software: everything you need to know

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Why is Huawei in the news? Its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested in Canada on 1 December and faces extradition to the US over allegations of helping evade sanctions against Iran. The Obama-era sanctions banned the sales of certain telephone-system equipment. What does Huawei […]

The giant that no one trusts: why Huawei’s history haunts it

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Many executives consider themselves figures of great significance, but few are capable of sending a chill through global markets simply by getting arrested. Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng or Cathy Meng, is one. The chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei – and the daughter of its billionaire founder, Ren Zhengfei […]

UK refusal to cooperate with Belgian hacking inquiry condemned

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The UK government has been accused of endangering diplomatic relations with Belgium after its “exceptional” refusal to cooperate with an inquiry into GCHQ’s alleged hacking of Belgacom, the country’s biggest telecoms company. For at least two years ending in 2013, the British intelligence service was probably spying within the state-owned company’s networks on the instruction […]