19 Jun 2020

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

Today, two Canadians detained in China were charged with spying in a bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop the US’s extradition request for prominent Huawei employee who is currently serving house arrest in Vancouver. One of the Canadians, Michael Kovrig, was charged by china on suspicion of

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20 May 2020

NIST Wants Help Demonstrating Security Compliance in 5G

According to a recent announcement, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking organizations to participate in a collaborative effort to implement cybersecurity standards into 5G networking technology, aiming to eventually create a publication that outlines best practices. The NIST plans on publishing a notice later today, stating

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16 Apr 2020

The Latest Chinese Supply Chain Restrictions And Its Impact To The Telco Industry

China and the US have been fighting over trade deals since the beginning of 2018. The US has placed restrictions on the Chinese company Huawei, limiting its ability to purchase necessary components from US manufacturers for many of its products. The US has also been concerned about the national security

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01 Apr 2020

NATO Report Warns of New Authoritarian Chinese Splinternet

The Chinese government, according to a new NATO report, plans to create a new internet architecture that could potentially broaden the threat landscape, destabilize privacy, and fragment the global internet. The report also states that the standardization was first proposed at the UN’s International Telecommunication Union last September. The plan

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28 Feb 2020

Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit government agencies from purchasing equipment made by companies considered to be a threat to national security, like the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The legislation specifically focuses on telecommunications equipment, barring the FCC from using funds to help carriers purchase

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14 Feb 2020

US charges Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets

Yesterday, the US Department of Justice has updated its previous charges against Chinese telecommunications provider Huawei to include racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets. The charges were originally filed in January of 2019. The new charges announced yesterday represent an escalation in the legal battle between the United States

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31 Jan 2020

Pompeo reassures Britain on US relations after Brexit

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reassured Britain that the US would continue and enhance their relationship with the UK once they depart from the European Union today. Pompeo also stated that the US’s discontent with the British decision to allow Huawei to operate its 5G network within the

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31 Jan 2020

Britain Gives Huawei Green Light For Limited Role In 5G Network

Britain has announced that it will allow Huawei to operate its 5G networks within the country, however, with limited capacity. The UK has received several warnings from the US to ban Huawei from operating within the country amid national security fears. Huawei will be restricted from supplying equipment to certain

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28 Jan 2020

AI and disinformation join nukes in the race for armageddon

Analysts have reported that China is ahead of the US and other countries with the development of artificial intelligence, dominating the field. However, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei has stated that China does not have the resources to be a global artificial intelligence leader. Zhengfei stated that although the US has

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15 Jan 2020

Tech Tensions Simmer in Washington as U.S., China Near Trade Truce

The United States and China’s recent period of tension near an end as the two countries prepare to declare a pause in their ongoing trade war by signing an initial pact this week. However, the continuing battle over technology standards and surveillance practices in China promises to keep relations between

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