Skip to comments.Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data
Posted on 07/22/2019 2:59:59 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Monday, The Washington Post reported that, based on sources and documents it had obtained from a former Huawei employee, the company had secretly helped Pyongyang build and maintain North Koreas commercial wireless network.
Huawei partnered with Panda International Information Technology, a Chinese state-owned firm, on a number of projects spanning at least eight years, according to The Posts report.
The revelations raise questions about whether Huawei, which has used American technology in its components, violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea, where the isolated regime has faced extensive international sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme and human rights abuses.
Also on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported, an investigation conducted by Czech public radio found that the Czech unit of Huawei secretly collected personal data of customers, officials and business partners.
Citing two former Huawei managers who spoke on condition of anonymity, the radio network said Huawei required them to enter the data into computer systems that is only managed by Huawei headquarters in China, according to AFP.
The personal information gathered included number of children, hobbies and the financial situation of designated subjects, it added.
In response to the dual reports on Monday, Huawei denied having violated any rules imposed by the EU or the United Nations.
Huawei, the worlds largest maker of telecoms equipment in terms of sales and one of the largest providers of 5G mobile technology, has become entangled in US President Donald Trumps trade war with China.
Trump has held out the possibility of lifting some of the sanctions the US government has placed on the company, and Beijing has said they would need to be part of any negotiations.
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Who picked up the Czech for this project?
Hope they paid with a bad Czech.
Time for Huawei to “hit the highway”. No more US or Allies dealing with the Red Chinese.
Time for American technology to build the electronic systems Huawei had a monopoly on, even if it means pirating and copying them for our own use.
Turnabout is fair in love and war and this is WAR.
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