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- Sep 18, 2001
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Yup, and that's a worry. Of course it was introduced to "stop terrorists".The australian government has also just ruled that they need backdoor access to encryption programmes.
At least our government openly admits to installing backdoor access to our devices.“It is deeply concerning that the minimum safeguards Australians should expect under such unprecedented new powers — judicial oversight and a warrant-based system — are absent in relation to the new Technical Capability Notice.”
In a letter to the Australian government last month, Apple argued the measure would “allow the government to order the makers of smart home speakers to install persistent eavesdropping capabilities into a person’s home, require a provider to monitor the health data of its customers for indications of drug use, or require the development of a tool that can unlock a particular user’s device”.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/15/tech/huawei-founder-ren-zhengfei/index.htmlHuawei's founder praises Trump and denies claims his company spies for China
London (CNN Business)The reclusive founder of Huawei has denied allegations that his telecoms company spies for the Chinese government.
Ren Zhengfei also praised President Donald Trump as a "great president," shrugging off allegations by Washington that Huawei is a threat to US national security.
Speaking to foreign media for the first time in three years, Ren, 74, said he loved China and supported the Communist Party but had never been asked to share "improper information" about Huawei's partners.
"I personally would never harm the interest of my customers and me, and my company would not answer to such requests," he told reporters in Shenzhen, according to the Wall Street Journal.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...i-from-5g-buildout-handelsblatt-idUSKCN1PW1TAGermany does not want to exclude Huawei from 5G
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government wants to avoid excluding products offered by China’s Huawei Technologies from the build-out of the next generation 5G network in Germany, business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing government sources.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun, agreed the position with the foreign, interior, economy, finance and infrastructure ministries, Handelsblatt reported in its online edition.
They met after Wednesday’s regular cabinet meeting, it said.
Government sources had told Reuters that German ministers on Wednesday discussed how to safeguard security in future 5G mobile networks, amid intense debate over whether to shut Huawei out of the market.
Perhaps the government may wish to exploit any alleged supposed security risk..............Claims that Huawei technology is a long-term security risk and yet the UK refuses to fall in line with Canada, USA, Denmark, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Japan, Poland, Australia etc. in banning Huawei hardware:
Not openly. They may wish for a free trade deal with China after Brexit.
Sure. We all know everyone does it.isn't it rater hypocritical of the US to moan about other countries doing the same ? particularly as they are tapping our data via Google etc, on a daily basis.
That has got to be the most half-arsed infiltration attempt I have heard of in quite a while. Oceans Nope Zero. It isn't even like Trump's security detail gives a damn whether he lives or dies, and yet they pull this turkey manoeuver?Chinese agent carrying a malware-loaded memory stick infiltrates President Trump's Palm Beach clubhouse: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/02/mar-a-lago-woman-malware-chinese-passports
...Since 2010, the humdrum business park has been the home of the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) - a unique partnership between the mobile giant and the UK authorities that aims to ensure that UK infrastructure isn’t compromised by the involvement of the Chinese firm.
BT noticed that core switches installed by Huawei as part of that network were doing an unusual amount of “chattering,” raising concerns amongst UK authorities. By 2010, these fears had grown enough for GCHQ to take the unprecedented step of setting up the HCSEC, also known as ‘The Cell’. Its aim was to study every piece of hardware or software destined for the UK market, at Huawei’s expense - looking for potentially malicious code.
It’s a unique arrangement, and a level of scrutiny levelled at no other technology companies operating in the UK. According to Tim Stevens, a lecturer in global security at King’s College London, the formation of The Cell came at a time when the David Cameron-led government was “crawling to China, begging for investment”. Setting up HCSEC allowed Huawei to continue to provide its cheap, market-leading equipment to the UK, while assuaging security fears. “It was a political move, a way of allowing Huawei to demonstrate that it was serious about putting good quality kit in the UK market.”