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Everything You Need to Know About The Huawei Spying Allegations

Grace Jalowiecka   January 16, 2019

As one of the most successful technology companies in the world, it’s certainly surprising that Huawei’s top executives have been accused of spying over the past month. The billion dollar business is known for its ‘spectacular’ camera display and crystal clear images in its phone models, as well as dynamic enterprise and carrier solutions for corporate companies. A gigantic supplier of telecom equipment around the world, this news has shaken the highly competitive technology industry.

So let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the recent Huawei spying allegations and what this means for you if you are an avid consumer of the brand.

Huawei Smart Phone

Global Cyber Espionage

In December last year Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada for allegations of “circumventing US sanctions on Iran by supplying certain equipment to the country. At present the United States is trying to extradite Wanzhour, who also happens to be the daughter of the company’s founder”, the Metro claims.

This has, of course, caused friction between the Chinese and the UK, as well as the US. As major importers of the Asian products, both countries are suspicious that the tech company could in fact hand over any data received by its consumers to the Chinese Government. Not only do Huawei supply domestic and commercial tech products, but they also supply and create a large percentage of the technology which is implemented into phone masts across the world.

Backlash From National Charities

It’s not only National Government’s which have retreated in trusting the Chinese tech firm. In recent days, The Times has reported that The Prince’s Trust here in the UK “will no longer accept donations from a Chinese technology giant in response to mounting concerns about cyber espionage.

“The youth charity founded by the Prince of Wales is freezing out Huawei after it was claimed that its hardware could be used to spy on the West”, a Trust spokesman said. “At present we are not accepting new donation from Huawei in light of public concerns. Future donations will continue to be reviewed by our ethical fundraising.”

So Is My Phone And Other Huawei Products Safe?

Using your Huawei Phone

One point to make is that we can never be too sure how much our phones are being tracked or ‘used’ by an external source. Of course, depending on what permissions you give your phone, it will increase the chances of your location or personal day to day data being collected by your handset provider.

As the Metro states: “If you use a Huawei phone then it is tracking all kinds of things about you. And while it’s very unlikely the company is handing all this over to the Chinese Government, it is possible. In the same vein, information collected from a Google Pixel phone could technically be handed over to the US government if required.”

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