Cyber Security: UK Int Panel warns against Huawei...

Canada has said despite US pressure it won't be making any decision on whether to ban Huawei equipment until after the election this autumn.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canadians will have to wait until after this fall's federal election to find out whether Chinese tech giant Huawei can provide equipment for the country's next-generation 5G wireless network.
The problem is that Canada, like Britain, is still waiting for information from the US as to just what the supposed security threat is.
Goodale said Canada, like Britain, is "seeking clarity" on the specific nature of the security threat that the U.S. sees in Huawei's technology.
Given the amount of time to get information from the US (assuming they actually have anything), and the amount of time left before the writ drops, it's not likely there will be time to make any decision before the election.
"I think at this stage, with the amount of time that's left between now and the issuing of a writ, that it is unlikely for that decision to be taken before an election," Goodale said from London after a major meeting between Canada and its Five Eyes intelligence allies — the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
As well, Canada's Public Safety Minister noted that the US has been saying that Huawei's problems may all disappear if the US gets a good enough trade deal from China. The minister therefore said that he has "once again" asked for some actual proof.
"You do have, from time to time, senior American officials commenting to the effect that this may be resolved in the context of trade negotiations," Goodale said. "So my request to the United States, once again, is we need clarity with respect to the United States' position."
From what the minister has said, it appears that Canada has been repeatedly asking for some sort of proof from the US and not getting any clear answers on just what the security problem supposedly is.

The Huawei discussions were apparently only part of what took part at that meeting. The meeting was hosted by new UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, who presented her own agenda of doing something about child protection on the Internet.
The meeting was hosted by British Home Secretary Priti Patel, who assumed her new cabinet post last week when Boris Johnson became prime minister.

Patel said prior to the summit that Britain is a global leader on national security and child protection and remains committed to working with its close partners to confront the challenges.
 
The US had previously said they would lift the ban on American companies supplying goods to Huawei.

However, the Americans have now reversed that decision as in the opinion of the White House the Chinese are not buying enough American agricultural products.
The White House is holding off on a decision about licenses for U.S. companies to restart business with Huawei Technologies Co. after Beijing said it was halting purchases of U.S. farming goods, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apparently the degree of security concern the Americans have with Huawei seems to be related to how well the trade talks are going.
 
The US had previously said they would lift the ban on American companies supplying goods to Huawei.

However, the Americans have now reversed that decision as in the opinion of the White House the Chinese are not buying enough American agricultural products.

Apparently the degree of security concern the Americans have with Huawei seems to be related to how well the trade talks are going.
???

The US's security concerns relate to US networks buying and implementing Huawei gear.

Trade concerns relate to Huawei buying US technology to use in their gear.

In other words, we don't trust their own codebase, but we'll happily sell them technology to improve it, so long as a) they don't deploy that shit here and b) they buy other stuff from us.

I wish it weren't necessary to state this, but apparently it is: buying and selling are not the same thing :)
 
An article from yesterday's Wall Street Journal on Huawei and their close collaboration with security and intelligence services in some African nations.

WSJ article on Huawei

I hope it does not hit a paywall.
 

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