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Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Google, Huawei break will likely lead to security issues for users

President Trump’s executive order blocking Huawei’s products from accessing U.S. networks or technology has resulted in Google retracting its Android license from the company, possibly leading to cybersecurity issues for future owners of Huawei devices. Google has confirmed that currently available Huawei devices can still be used and services such as the Google Play Store,…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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U.K. officials concerned over Huawei’s presence

U.K. cybersecurity.officials are concerned that Huawei has still not patched issues with its.routers leaving networks open to compromise.  Ian Levy, technical director of Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, told The Washington Post that there are “worrying engineering issues” that have not been addressed by the company. Huawei was raised as the U.K. is in the…
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Huawei given 90-day reprieve from Entity List

The U.S. Commerce Department has temporarily relieved Chinese manufacturer Huawei of its inclusion on the federal Entity List, allowing the company to continue to do operate with its business partners for 90 days. Huawei was added to the Entity List on May 16, effectively banning the company from doing business in the United States, but…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Justice Dept. expands Huawei indictment, charging 5G espionage

The U.S. government expanded its year-old lawsuit against Chinese tech firm Huawei, alleging the company conducted cyber espionage on six American competitors in an attempt to steal trade secrets to gain an unfair advantage. Filed in the federal court’s Southern District in Brooklyn, the indictment charges that Huawei’s activities violated racketeering laws by illegally gaining…
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Huawei ban driven by security, trade considerations

The recent U.K. ban on the use of Huawei technology in its 5G wireless network is likely as much about salvaging the deteriorating U.S.-U.K. Sino relationship and restoring trade normalcy as it is about security. “There are clearly legitimate security concerns around Huawei, particularly given that as a result of the trade ban, equipment will…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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Huawei CFO, daughter of founder, arrested in Canada for extradition to U.S.

The CFO, and daughter of the founder, of Huawei Technologies, whose equipment has raised security concerns in the U.S. government, was arrested in Canada December 1 and is awaiting extradition to the United States. While the U.S. has not given a reason for Meng Wanzhou’s arrest, early reports speculate that it may have more to…
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Former federal CIO: Efforts to ban Huawei ‘don’t make any sense to me’

Recent U.S. efforts to ban the federal use of telecommunications equipment from Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies are “malaligned” and “don’t make any sense to me,” said former Federal CIO Tony Scott in a podcast interview with SC Media. Scott, who served under former President Barack Obama and now operates as chairman of his own…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
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U.S. reportedly asks allies to nix Huawei

The U.S. government reportedly has asked its allies to not use equipment from the Chinese firm Huawei Technologies. The intelligence community has grown increasingly concerned over the security of Huawei products, prompting the government to ask ISPs and telecom companies in other countries, particularly those where the U.S. has military bases, to spurn them, according…
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Telecom firms urge FCC flexibility as carriers replace Chinese equipment

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday held a hearing where officials from leading tech and telecom firms posed key recommendations to lawmakers who seek to replace and further prohibit telecommunications equipment that may pose a security risk, including products from China-based Huawei and ZTE. Among the key suggestions was that…
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