CHINESE COMPANY HUAWEI WORKING WITH UK'S GCHQ TO QUELL ESPIONAGE FEARS!!
Report: Huawei working with GCHQ to quell espionage fears
According to a report from The Economist, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is working with intelligence agencies in the UK to quell possible concerns of the government about usage of its hardware in infrastructure deployments. Experts and former employees of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are working with a department established by the company to vet Huawei's devices for backdoors and security holes. The vetted devices are often installed by British Telecom (BT), which is a major customer of the Chinese firm.
Huawei is seen with scepticism by many observers in Europe and the US. The Economist's report cites concern over the company's ties to the People's Liberation Army which has led intelligence officials to theorise that the Chinese government is using the company's international networks to spy on governments and corporations from other countries.
They have also voiced concerns that in case of open war, the Chinese government might use its influence over Huawei to disable the company's equipment built into infrastructure across the world. The European Commission is also considering investigating the company under suspicion that the Chinese government is subsidising it to allow Huawei to displace its competitors in European markets by artificially lowering the prices of its products. <SNIP>
- CHINESE COMPANY HUAWEI WORKING WITH UK'S GCHQ TO QUELL ESPIONAGE FEARS!! - WhiteKnight, 2012-08-07, 09:14