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  • Hobbyists can plant hidden spy chips on motherboards for $200

    10/17/2019 2:37:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    TechSpot ^ | October 13, 2019, 9:42 AM | Isaiah Mayersen
    Almost a year to the day after Bloomberg reported that the US government, Apple, Amazon, and others had their servers compromised by China, a security researcher has shown a similar hack can be pulled off with $190 worth of tools and a $2 chip. Citing six senior national security officials and several higher-ups within Apple and Amazon, Bloomberg claimed that the manufacturing facilities constructing Supermicro motherboards had been infiltrated by a branch of China’s People’s Liberation Army. The PLA was reportedly adding a rice grain-sized chip capable of monitoring and altering communications with the motherboard’s BMC (baseboard management controller). The...
  • Sources: Fearing spies, Huawei redeploys US-linked executives

    10/16/2019 5:57:38 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 11 replies
    Nikkei ^ | October 16, 2019 | CHENG TING-FANG and LAULY LI
    China's biggest tech group moves on senior research scientists following US crackdown TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies is redeploying senior executives and scientists who have U.S. links due to growing concern inside China's biggest tech company that they could be co-opted by American agents and leak confidential data, multiple sources have told the Nikkei Asian Review. The world's biggest telecom equipment builder and second-largest smartphone maker, which Washington insists is involved in covert surveillance by Beijing, has also reinforced electronic security systems between its overseas offices and Chinese headquarters to minimize security leaks, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned. Huawei lies...
  • Huawei Wants the World's Next Trojan Horse to Be Chinese

    10/06/2019 7:18:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 09/30/2019 | Gordon Chang
    A refusal to grant a third waiver to Huawei, the world's largest telecom networking equipment manufacturer and second-largest smartphone maker, would be the right move for the United States. After all, why should President Trump allow our companies to help Beijing steal the world's data and remotely control devices connected to the internet? On Tuesday, China's Communist Party will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its coming to power. This is not a happy time for the communists, however, as their economy, the primary basis of their legitimacy, is crumbling. In addition, the thought of licensing technology from Huawei is...
  • Microsoft Just Lost A Big Fight With America’s Top Huawei Prosecutor

    09/28/2019 6:17:06 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 26, 2019, 11:33am | Thomas Brewster
    Newly unsealed court documents have revealed a secret legal battle between Microsoft and one of America’s leading prosecutors focused on chasing Chinese technology companies breaking U.S. law. U.S. attorney Alexander Solomon—who also happens to be the lead prosecutor on two criminal cases involving Huawei—just scored a big victory in that tussle, forcing Microsoft to keep quiet about a demand to hand over customer emails. That request was originally filed in August 2018 and was followed by a gag order. Both were kept secret until Wednesday, when it emerged Microsoft was told to hand over emails, text messages and voicemails belonging...
  • Buying Huawei Technology ‘Like Buying Chinese Fighter Planes’, Shock New Report Warns

    09/26/2019 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 25, 2019, 04:27pm | Zak Doffman
    Earlier this year, Huawei-funded analysis had claimed that the costs for Europe to move away from Huawei were shockingly high, suggesting as much as $62 billion would need to be spent. This $62 billion figure comprised a range of costs that included replacing existing equipment and deploying new 5G equipment. And other industry players claimed this heavily overstated the need to replace legacy technology to deploy new 5G equipment. Even so, it was a number that grabbed the headlines, especially as it also suggested delays of up to 18-months. This difference in methodologies in calculating the likely cost to Europe...
  • George Soros Praises Trump’s China Policy, Urges Firm Stance Against Huawei

    09/19/2019 2:55:00 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2019 | John Hayward
    Left-wing billionaire and political donor George Soros wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on Monday in which he praised President Donald Trump’s policies toward China. He then urged Congress to maintain the president’s firm stand against Chinese telecom giant Huawei – overriding the White House if necessary, should Huawei become a bargaining chip in the larger trade war. The leftist money man did not exactly shower Trump with praise in his op-ed. He portrayed Trump’s actions against China as the “greatest, and perhaps only, foreign policy accomplishment of the Trump administration.” Soros, 89, lauded Trump’s policy as “coherent...
  • Trump Gets Shocking New Huawei Warning—From Microsoft

    09/18/2019 1:34:01 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 8, 2019, 03:30am | Zak Doffman
    More Huawei defiance was aimed at U.S. President Trump on Sunday, but this time it was coming from much closer to home. Brad Smith, the President and Chief Legal Officer of America’s own Microsoft has criticized his government’s treatment of the Chinese tech giant—suggesting that the company’s U.S. supply chain restrictions should be revisited. In an interview, Smith suggests that the action taken against Huawei should be revisited, ensuring that anything done has a “sound basis in fact, logic, and the rule of law.” He has seen this first-hand, when Microsoft has itself engaged with the U.S. bodies enforcing the...
  • George Soros offers rare praise for Trump and how he’s handled Huawei in the trade war

    09/10/2019 10:16:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 20 replies
    cnbc ^ | 9/10/2019 | lauren feiner
    POINTS In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, liberal billionaire financier George Soros offered some rare praise of President Trump for his policies around China and Huawei. But Soros said he worries that Trump will reverse his own strategies to use Huawei as one of his “bargaining chips” in trade talks with China in the run-up to the 2020 election. Soros said Huawei should not be removed from the U.S. entity list without Congress’ consent.
  • China Intercepts WeChat Texts From U.S. And Abroad, Researcher Says

    08/29/2019 2:22:11 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 29, 20191:54 PM ET | Emily Feng
    David, a Chinese American doctor who does not want to use his last name for fear of backlash against his relatives still living in China, noticed his posts on WeChat's Moments — akin to a Facebook news feed — were not going through. Undeterred, he kept sharing politically charged articles. Within days, he couldn't send messages to any group chat: "Although I was able to read the other people's messages, when I posted my message, nobody could see it. It was like I wasn't there," he says. David then dialed back his sharing of news articles, limiting his conversations to...
  • Huawei employees reportedly aided African governments in spying

    08/14/2019 11:51:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 08/14/2019 | Brian Heater
    A new report from The Wall Street Journal could be another damning piece of evidence for a company already under a good deal of international scrutiny. The paper is reporting that technicians working for Huawei helped members of government in Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents. The report cites unnamed senior surveillance officers. The paper adds that an investigation didn’t confirm a direct tie between the Chinese government or Huawei executives. It did, however, appear to confirm that employees for the tech giant played a part in intercepting communications. The list includes encrypted messages, the use of apps...
  • Chinese netizens have mixed feelings about Huawei’s homegrown Harmony OS

    08/12/2019 1:18:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Abacus News ^ | 08/12/2019 | Xin Mei Shen
    Patriotism is giving Huawei a boost, but netizens say, “Talk is cheap, show me the code” Huawei has finally revealed its homegrown operating system dubbed HarmonyOS, or Hongmeng as it’s known in China. For many social media users in the country, the launch is an exciting development that represents the rise of the country as a tech power. But at the same time, many people think the company’s unveiling of the OS raised more questions than it answered. “Talk is cheap, show me the code,” one Zhihu user posted under a question about the Hongmeng launch. The user was quoting...
  • Move Over Android: Huawei's Harmony OS Is Plan B, But Could Be Implemented "In Days" If Needed

    08/11/2019 10:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/11/2019 | David Phelan
    In Dongguan, China, at the Huawei Developers' Conference, Huawei executives revealed the company's plans for the future. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Business Group, quickly unveiled the new Huawei operating system, called Harmony OS (called Hongmeng in China but not overseas). Harmony is not a mobile phone system to replace Android but rather is designed to work on devices from tablets to phones, smartwatches to cars and much else besides. And one other key thing: it's open-source. This last fact gave rise to the biggest cheer in the basketball stadium Huawei had taken over for the event. It means that...
  • Huawei launches new operating system, says it can ‘immediately’ switch from Android if needed

    08/09/2019 6:53:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/09/2019 | Arjun Kharpal
    DONGGUAN, China — Huawei has launched its own operating system — the HongmengOS, known in English as the HarmonyOS, said the CEO of the Chinese tech giant’s consumer division, Richard Yu, on Friday. Speaking at the Huawei Developer Conference in the Chinese city of Dongguan, Yu said the operating system can be used across different devices from smartphones to smart speakers and even sensors. It’s part of Huawei’s play in the so-called Internet of Things, which refers to devices connected to the internet. HarmonyOS will first be used on “smart screen products,” such as televisions, later this year. Over the...
  • Huawei launches new operating system, says it can ‘immediately’ switch from Google [tr]

    08/09/2019 11:37:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 9, 2019 | Arjun Kharpal
    Huawei has launched its own operating system — the HongmengOS, known in English as the HarmonyOS, said the CEO of the Chinese tech giant’s consumer division, Richard Yu, on Friday. Speaking at the Huawei Developer Conference in the Chinese city of Dongguan, Yu said the operating system can be used across different devices from smartphones to smart speakers and even sensors. It’s part of Huawei’s play in the so-called Internet of Things, which refers to devices connected to the internet. HarmonyOS will first be used on “smart screen products,” such as televisions, later this year. Over the next three years,...
  • What Huawei Did Not Say In Its 'Robust' Half-Year Results

    07/30/2019 1:54:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 07/30/2019 | Rita Liao
    The media has largely bought into Huawei’s “strong” half-year results today, but there’s a major catch in the report: the company’s quarter-by-quarter smartphone growth was zero.The telecom equipment and smartphone giant announced on Tuesday that its revenue grew 23.2% to reach 401.3 billion yuan ($58.31 million) in the first half of 2019 despite all the trade restrictions the U.S. slapped on it. Huawei’s smartphone shipments recorded 118 million units in H1, up 24% year-over-year.What about quarterly growth? Huawei didn’t say, but some quick math can uncover what it’s hiding. The company clocked a strong 39% in revenue growth in...
  • Russia's Deputy PM: draft bill capping foreign stake in IT firms 'destructive'

    07/29/2019 2:09:33 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 2 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | July 29, 2019
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov on Monday called a draft law on limiting foreign ownership in major Russian information technology companies to 20% "destructive". "The competitiveness of the Russian economy is largely determined by the competitiveness of our companies," Akimov said in a statement. "And this draft bill undermines stability and competitiveness of the companies, giving all tech market players wrong signals." The draft bill was submitted to the State Duma on Friday. Shares in Yandex, known as Russia's Google, were up 3.6% in New York after Akimov's statement.
  • Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data

    07/22/2019 2:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/22/2019 | Stuart Lau
    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 Korea’s 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 Post’s 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...
  • Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei: 'Shutting Huawei out is the start of the US falling behind'

    07/20/2019 3:48:24 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 27 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 19, 2019 | Krystal Hu
    SHENZHEN, CHINA — In an exclusive interview, Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, spoke out about the Trump administration’s move to target the Chinese tech giant and emphasized that it does not need U.S. companies in order to survive. The wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Finance covered the impact of the Trump administration’s previous ban on U.S. companies from selling components to Huawei, whether Huawei poses a security risk to the U.S., and recent setbacks at Huawei’s U.S. research arm, Futurewei. Despite those hurdles, Ren insisted, “If U.S, companies were to stop supplying us altogether, our production would not stop...
  • Researchers studied 25,000 leaked Huawei resumes and found troubling links to the gov't. and spies

    07/09/2019 12:21:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    New research analyzing the resumes of Huawei employees suggests links between the company and the Chinese military and intelligence agencies could run deeper than previously thought. Researcher Christopher Balding, of the Fulbright University Vietnam, processed data from a trove of more than 590 million Chinese resumes that leaked online last year to unearth the ties. With the help of three researchers from British right-wing think-tank, the Henry Jackson Society, he trawled through the data to find Huawei employees' resumes. Taking a subset of some 65,000 resumes, the researchers found roughly 25,000 belonging to current or former Huawei employees. The researchers...
  • Huawei staff share deep links with Chinese military, new study claims

    07/08/2019 1:48:27 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mon, Jul 8 2019 1:24 AM EDT | Arjun Kharpal
    A new analysis of CVs of Huawei staff appeared to reveal deeper links between the technology giant and China’s military and intelligence bodies than had been previously acknowledged by the firm. The paper, which looks at employment records of Huawei employees, concluded that “key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.” Some employees can be linked “to specific instances of hacking or industrial espionage conducted against Western firms,” it claimed. The study may heighten concerns among governments who are analyzing claims that Huawei poses a national security risk....