27 Jun 2019

Huawei security: Half its kit has ‘at least one potential backdoor’

Against a background of US-China trade tensions and a US ban on Huawei telecommunications equipment over security concerns, security researchers with Finite State claim that more than half of Huawei products come with “at least one potential backdoor”. In a report[pdf] released by the IoT security firm, Finite State mentions

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26 Jun 2019

US Tech Companies Sidestep a Trump Ban, to Keep Selling to Huawei

US tech firms including Intel and Micron are evading a US executive order barring them from selling American technology to Huawei, industry insiders claim. The US companies sidestep sanctions on Huawei by not labeling their technology as American-made. While US firms are allowed to sell American technology that is used

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11 Jun 2019

Huawei Denies Being Bound by Chinese Spy Laws

In a testimony to the UK parliament, Huawei’s head of cyber security on Monday stated that the firm’s attorneys have assured it that the Chinese government cannot legally force it to conduct foreign intelligence work. The US has designated Huawei a threat to national security, arguing that national security laws in

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11 Jun 2019

Huawei Represents Massive Supply Chain Risk: Report

New research by Recorded Future describes Huawei as a massive security threat to US organizations because the widespread use of Huawei products provides the firm with access to enormous amounts of data on individual users, companies, and governments. All of that data may be compromised by the Chinese government as

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10 Jun 2019

China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban

Over the course of last week, China warned giants including Microsoft, Dell (both US), Arm (UK), SK Hynix and Samsung (both South Korea) against cooperating with recent US sanctions that forbid the sale of important US technology to China. Last month, US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over

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07 Jun 2019

Blacklisted Huawei Loses Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Preinstalled Apps

As a result of the recent US ban on Huawei telecommunications products, Facebook has decided that the company “is no longer allowing preinstallation of its apps on Huawei phones.” The measure does not impact people who already own a Huawei smartphone, but is nevertheless a significant setback for the Chinese tech

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29 May 2019

Huawei Files New Motion Against Federal Ban

Huawei is attempting to get the US Federal Court to speed up the judgement process in the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government over the latter’s ban of Huawei telecommunications equipment. Huawei is arguing that the ban under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is unconstitutional because the

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23 May 2019

ARM cuts ties with Huawei, threatening future chip designs

British multinational chip and software designer ARM has instructed its employees to halt “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei as a result of the recent US government ban on Huawei telecommunications products over security concerns. While ARM is not a US company, it is worried

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21 May 2019

US Delays Huawei Ban for 90 Days

The US Department of Commerce is temporarily delaying the consequences of President Donald Trump’s recent executive order enabling the government to forbid US firms from using Huawei telecommunications equipment. The Commerce Department issued a 90-day license “that grants operators time to make other arrangements and (gives) the Department space to

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20 May 2019

Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

In response to US President Donald Trump’s recent executive order enabling the US government to ban the use of Huawei telecommunications equipment by US firms, Google has made certain updates for its Android operating system unavailable to the Chinese tech giant, which is the world’s second largest producer of smartphones.

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