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The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

[Inside the Five Eyes: a series: Part 1 |Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 is below]. Once unknown, the Five Eyes is now coming into public view as supra-national surveillance service. The Five Eyes track terrorists and smugglers. They coordinate drone strikes and disaster response. They have the ability to...

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Is Huawei China’s version of Crypto AG?

Is Huawei China’s version of Crypto AG?

The U.S. is stepping up pressure on allies to cut all ties with Huawei, the Chinese telecom that supplies equipment to digital networks around the world. Last month, British prime minister Boris Johnson spurned his soulmate President Trump and sided with his intelligence chiefs. He announced Britain would allowing Huawei equipment in less sensitive networks,...

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Sen. Mark Warner Wants to Fund Huawei Competitors

Sen. Mark Warner Wants to Fund Huawei Competitors

Huawei or the highway? As that question divides the U.S. and U.K. intelligence communities, Sen. Mark Warner, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has a solution to wean the United States from reliance on the Chinese telecom giant. The issue is whether Western governments can use Huawei’s technology to build their 5G networks, which...

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UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to allow some Huawei equipment to be used in the building of the country’s 5G networks is splitting Western Intelligence services. In one camp are Britain’s MI5, the equivalent of the FBI, and the General Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), equivalents to the NSA. They believe...

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