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CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Huawei, Espionage, Cia, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hackers, Hacking, Peoples Liberation Army, Technology, 5g, Wireless


China Bans the Word 'Leica' on Social Media

When a promotional video for German camera maker Leica hit the web this week, it looked like a bold statement about the hard work done by photojournalists around the world. But the company is now distancing itself from the 5-minute video after Chinese social media users cried foul and the word “Leica” was banned on…Read more...
Tags: Leica, Cameras, Huawei, New Cold War, Photojournalism, Tiananmen Square, Tank Man, Democracy, China


FCC Plans to Ban World's Largest Mobile Phone Operator From U.S. Citing National Security Concerns

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will move to block China Mobile, the largest telecom company in mainland China, from offering services in the United States. The effort comes at the direction of the White House and still needs to be approved at the FCC’s May 9 meeting.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, White House, China, United States, Edward Snowden, Federal Communications Commission, Kaspersky, National Security, Huawei, New Cold War, China Mobile, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Huawei Has Skirted Outright Bans in Europe. But Not 5G Regulations

The U.S. has been engaged in a vocal campaign to keep Chinese tech companies out of advanced 5G networks that promise faster connections, enabling uses such as autonomous vehicles and remote surgery. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has claimed that the companies could be tools for state espionage. While no European agency has targeted Huawei by name, U.S. warnings haven’t exactly fallen on deaf ears: the region’s regulators have been tightening standards that may hit Huawei harder...
Tags: Europe, Science, Donald Trump, Huawei, Ericsson AB, Nokia Oyj


South Korea Is Getting a Head Start in 5G as U.S. and China Spar Over Huawei

It provides a chance for South Korean companies to show off their know-how and lay the groundwork to set standards and capture sales in a global 5G services market expected to grow to $123 billion by 2025. “Being the first means a lot because it means we’re the first to lay the entire 5G infrastructure, having overcome lots of technological difficulties through collaboration between telecom, phone and gear companies,” said Yang Maeng-seog, a vice president at SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s bigge...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Huawei, Trump, SK Telecom Co, China Spar Over Huawei, Yang Maeng


France's 5G Bill Makes It Tough, But Not Impossible, for Huawei

The country’s parliament starts to debate Wednesday a bill aimed at tightening security around its 5G networks after an earlier version was rejected in February by senators for the government’s failure to fully consult them. The bill doesn’t name Huawei, but instead provides a framework for protecting networks by subjecting equipment to tests that may be tantamount to suppliers handing over industrial secrets to be eligible to bid for contracts.
Tags: Science, France, Huawei


The Trade War Didn't Stop a Google and Huawei AI Collaboration

Track AI promises to pair software with Huawei devices to let “non-trained professionals” diagnose eye conditions. Missing from the Chinese company’s announcement was Google’s work behind the scenes. Huawei Technologies Co. built Track AI using TensorFlow, a set of AI software tools from Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
Tags: Google, Science, Huawei, Alphabet Inc, Huawei Technologies Co


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


Huawei Says U.S. Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Says U S Government


Huawei Says US Government Has a 'Loser's Attitude' Because American Tech Can't Compete

Huawei just reported over $100 billion in annual sales for the first time ever in 2018. And rotating chairman Guo Ping took a victory lap in front of reporters today with some particularly harsh words for the American government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, China, US, Telecommunications, Edward Snowden, National Security, Espionage, Huawei, Spies, 5g, New Cold War, Ren Zhengfei, Guo Ping, Meng Wanzhou


Xiaomi Looks Close to Unleashing a Third Contender in the Foldable Phone Wars

Right now, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X represent two opposing viewpoints in foldable phone design. And while Xiaomi still hasn’t set a release date for its upcoming flexible handset, a new teaser video for Xiaomi’s Mi Fold shows that more combatants are still to come in the upcoming bendy phone wars.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Xiaomi, Huawei, Consumer Tech, Foldable, Bendy Screens, Foldable Phones, Two Fold Are Better Than One


Huawei Profit Jumps 25% After Winning Smartphone Customers

Despite being at the center of global scrutiny, Huawei is winning customers for its networking gear as it contends with Apple Inc. for the mantle of world’s No. 2 smartphone label. After years of tension and accusations that the company makes it possible for Beijing to spy on the West, pressure on the Huawei has ratcheted up. Canada detained Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou last December at the behest of the U.S. Meng, also Huawei-founder Ren Zhengfei’s eldest daughter, faces potential ext...
Tags: Science, Beijing, West, Canada, Huawei, Apple Inc, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou, Huawei Profit Jumps, U S Meng


Huawei Slammed by U.K. for Jeopardizing National Security

The annual report by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board, which examines how the company conducts its U.K. operations, concluded it has not seen anything to give it confidence in Huawei’s ability to improve defects in cyber security and software engineering. The report identified:Further significant technical issues in Huawei’s engineering processes, leading to new risks in U.K. telecommunications networksNo material progress has been made by Huawei regarding issues repo...
Tags: Science, Huawei, U K for Jeopardizing National Security


Grindr's Chinese Parent Company Strong-Armed Into Selling Dating Service Over National Security Concerns

Beijing Kunlun Tech, the parent company of dating app Grindr, is planning to sell the service after a national security committee in the U.S. found its acquisition of the dating app last year posed a national security risk, Reuters reported Monday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, China, National Security, Dating Apps, Huawei, Grindr, Reuters, Beijing Kunlun Tech


EU Sidesteps U.S. Calls to Ban Huawei as It Lays Out 5G Strategy

The U.S. has been pressuring European allies to bar Huawei equipment from telecommunications networks amid concerns Chinese companies could be forced to facilitate espionage by Beijing -- accusations both Huawei and the Chinese embassy in the EU have denied. In the recommendation published Tuesday, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, left the decision in the hands of the member states.
Tags: Science, Eu, Beijing, Huawei, EU Sidesteps U S Calls, Ban Huawei


Talk About Anything But Huawei During President Xi's Paris Trip

French President Emmanuel Macron and his advisers avoided any public discussion of contentious issues at a Tuesday morning event to mark the state visit, while Huawei focused on promoting its consumer brand by unveiling the P30 smartphone line in front of some 1,500 people in the French capital. “I don’t believe in in the efficiency of confrontational postures, but in a demanding spirit of cooperation,” Macron said at the state visit event, standing next to Xi, under the glass ceiling of the El...
Tags: Science, Paris, Huawei, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Norway Mulls Huawei 5G Decision That’s Not ‘Black and White’

Norway is looking over the compliance with its security laws ahead of a pending tender where suppliers such as Ericsson AB and Huawei are set to compete in the roll-out of the 5G networks. Norway’s Telenor ASA has used Huawei technology in its 4G network, and so far there are no security issues, according to the minister.
Tags: Science, Norway, Huawei, Ericsson AB, Telenor ASA


Huawei Put a Bonkers-Big Zoom on a Phone

I’ve been waiting a long time for some company, any company, to bring a big zoom to a smartphone. Two years ago, Oppo showed off a prototype handset with a 5X zoom at MWC. But alas, after all this time, Huawei has finally brought 5X optical zoom to the real world on the new P30 Pro.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Smartphones, Huawei, Smartphone Cameras, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Hands On


Trump Campaign to Restrict Huawei Runs Into Global Opposition

Nations accounting for more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product are either embracing Huawei or appear unlikely to restrict the vendor. China’s President Xi Jinping, on a European tour this week, is expected to lobby further against bans in talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It sent its point man on cyber security, Joshua Steinman, to Berlin last week.
Tags: Science, China, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Xi Jinping, Huawei, Emmanuel Macron, Joshua Steinman


Huawei’s CFO Had a Penchant for Rival Apple Products, It Seems

When Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou at the behest of the U.S. on a Dec. 1 stopover at Vancouver International Airport, they seized her iPhone 7 Plus, a MacBook Air and an iPad Pro, according to a court filing Friday. The crown prosecution consented and the devices will be transferred "to the British Columbia Supreme Court Registry pending an assessment of solicitor-client privilege," Canada’s justice department said in an email. Huawei has been known to get touchy when lesser employees ...


Trump Blockade of Huawei Fizzles in European 5G Rollout

Bolstered by the success of similar efforts in Australia and New Zealand, the White House sent envoys to European capitals with warnings that Huawei’s gear would open a backdoor for Chinese spies. The U.S. even threatened to cut off intelligence sharing if Europe ignored its advice.
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, White House, New Zealand, Huawei, Trump Blockade of Huawei


Huawei leads Asian domination of U.N. patent applications in 2018

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last year, WIPO said on Tuesday. Huawei, which has been under pressure since the United States demanded its allies bar Chinese vendors from participating in building 5G networks due to national security concerns, made 5,405 patent applications to the U.N. body, up from 4,024 in 2017. "It’s an all-time record by anyon...
Tags: Asia, Science, United States, Huawei, Wipo, World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, Francis Gurry


Huawei Defies Global Troubles With Accelerating Sales Growth

Revenue climbed 36 percent in January and February compared with the year earlier, founder Ren Zhengfei said in a speech to a group of Russian scientists that the company confirmed. The pace is an acceleration from its 2018 sales increase of 21 percent and its projection for growth this year of about 15 percent. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou remains in Canada pending potential extradition to the U.S. as the company also faces criminal charges for intellectual property theft and an Ameri...
Tags: Science, Canada, Huawei, U S, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou


America Sells Its Chinese Hacking Fears at Silicon Valley's Biggest Security Conference

Leading them around practically by the tie, neatly dressed NSA handlers guided the American spy agency’s most powerful leaders through labyrinthine crowds in San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week at the annual RSA Conference. With 50,000 attendees, RSA is the biggest cybersecurity conference in the world, known for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nsa, China, America, Dhs, Fbi, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Huawei, 5g, San Francisco 's Moscone Center


Top U.S. Universities Shun Cash From Huawei Under Trump Pressure

Princeton University, Stanford University, Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley all say they are cutting or reducing ties to Huawei. The company gave $10.6 million in gifts and contracts to nine U.S. schools for technology and communications programs from 2012 to 2018, according to the Education Department.
Tags: Science, Huawei, University of California at Berkeley


U.S. Warns Germany: Don't Let Huawei Build Your 5G Networks or Else

The U.S. government has sent a warning to Germany that it may limit what information is handed over via intelligence-sharing agreements if the latter country allows Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to build its next-generation 5G networks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Germany, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Espionage, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, 5g, Don, Peoples Liberation Army


Huawei Shows Where the Real U.S.-China Imbalance Lies

A week earlier, its CFO Meng Wanzhou sued Canadian authorities alleging wrongful detention. The irony is that no foreign organization could dream of attempting the same in China. A months-long PR and lobbying campaign overseas has softened the stance of foreign governments and regulators, helping combat the perception that the company is a conduit for espionage by Beijing.
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, Wanzhou, Real U S China Imbalance Lies


Huawei Suit Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed

In a federal lawsuit filed this week in Texas, Huawei claims a U.S. ban on government purchases of its equipment violates the Constitution and could kill the company. The restrictions were imposed in 2018 because American authorities determined there was a risk Huawei products could be used by China for illegal surveillance. While the courts last year shot down a similar protest by Russian software maker Kaspersky Lab, Huawei contends its case is different because the ban was expanded to inclu...
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, Texas Huawei, Huawei Suit Tries, Kaspersky Lab Huawei


Huawei Suit Against U.S Tries to Go Where Russia Firm Failed

In a federal lawsuit filed this week in Texas, Huawei claims a U.S. ban on government purchases of its equipment violates the Constitution and could kill the company. The restrictions were imposed in 2018 because American authorities determined there was a risk Huawei products could be used by China for illegal surveillance.
Tags: Science, China, Huawei, Texas Huawei, Huawei Suit Against U S Tries


Why are governments banning Huawei’s 5G tech?

One potential problem with next gen mobile technology may have more to do with castles than you’d expect.
Tags: Science, Huawei



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