The UK has decided to conduct a review of the impacts of allowing Huawei to remain in the UK's 5G networks. It comes just days after the United States prevented Huawei from buying TSMC chips.
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The U.S. Attorney General has floated the idea that the government could buy a controlling share of Nokia and Ericsson in order to make them more competitive in an effort to muscle Huawei out of 5G.
Huawei and ZTE have asked the FCC not to finalize a decision that would see it designate the Chinese firms as national security risks, which could see carriers stop using their hardware.
The United States has told the British government that it "would be madness" for it to allow Huawei technology to be used in any part of its 5G network. The UK should decide on the matter soon.
The human rights group, Liberty, has said it will continue to fight against the Snoopers' Charter following a defeat in the High Court. The challenge previously found MI5 mishandled data.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has confirmed that U.S.-based firms will be able to apply for licenses to sell tech to Huawei. However, the Chinese firm will remain on the entity list.
As if things weren't bad enough for Huawei, the firm is now being investigated by the Justice Department. The firm may have violated U.S. sanctions against Iran and could face severe penalties.
In a rare move by a sitting President of the United States, Donald J. Trump blocked the takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom after expressing concerns over the national security of the country.
The Chinese tech company still faces allegations that it is a spy for its government, leading many U.S. companies to reject potential business deals. A planned deal with AT&T fell through around CES.
Politicians continue to pressure AT&T to distance itself from the Chinese tech company over national security concerns. The latest move is to get the wireless carrier to nix collaboration on 5G.
The NCSC is formally being opened by the Queen today, having previously defended against 188 cyber attacks in the past three months. The Centre will employ 100 private sector employees on secondment.