Summary of “The 6 reasons why Huawei gives the US and its allies security nightmares”

Behind this very public drama is a long-running, behind-the-scenes one centered on western intelligence agencies’ fears that Huawei poses a significant threat to global security.
Huawei claims its equipment connects over a third of the world’s population.
Huawei doesn’t just build equipment; it can also connect to it wirelessly to issue upgrades and patches to fix bugs.
In May, the US Department of Defense ordered retail stores on US military bases to stop selling phones from Huawei and ZTE, another big Chinese tech giant, because of fears they could be hacked to reveal the locations and movements of military personnel.
There’s been speculation the arrest of Huawei’s CFO is linked to a US investigation into claims the company shipped products with US tech components to Iran and other countries subject to a US embargo.
Huawei isn’t as immune to Chinese government influence as it claims to be.
In its defense, Huawei can point to the fact that no security researchers have found backdoors in its products.
While that’s true, it won’t change the view of the US, which is stepping up its efforts to persuade its allies to keep Huawei out of all their networks.

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