Google, Huawei break will likely lead to security issues for users

May 20, 2019
  • February 2018 - when in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee six top U.S. intelligence officials unanimously agreed that they would advise against government bodies or private citizens using equipment or services from China-based telecommunications companies ZTE or Huawei, due to the risks of potential espionage.
  • November 2018 - the U.S. asked its allies to not use equipment from the Chinese firm.
  • December 2018 - when Meng Wanzhou, Huawei CFO and daughter of founder, was arrested in Canada and held for extradition to U.S.
  • January 2019 - U.S. federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei alleging the company stole intellectual property from T-Mobile and violated U.S. sanction orders.
  • March 2019 - Microsoft researchers find NSA-style backdoor in Huawei laptops.
  • April 2019 - Backdoors found in Huawei-supplied Vodafone equipment.
  • May 2019 - Amid escalating trade war tensions with China and a lengthy dispute over Huawei Technologies over espionage allegations, President Trump declared a national emergency that bans U.S. telecommunications companies from using equipment from foreign firms that could threaten national security.
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