Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is “reliable”

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The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. Source: Tech Crunch Date: January 24th, 2019 Link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/20/telus-backs-huawei/ Discussion 1) Do you know what… Read more »

Banning Huawei from building new 5G wireless network won’t really hurt Canada’s big telecom firms

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A possible federal government ban prohibiting Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network is unlikely to have a major financial impact on two of the country’s top communication companies, analysts said. Source: CBC News Date: December 19th, 2018 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/huawei-ban-government-bell-telus-5g-1.4950521 Discussion 1) “Huawei’s equipment is already used in telecommunications infrastructure run by Canada’s major cellphone carriers, namely BCE and Telus. Those two companies are currently… Read more »

Huawei is ‘growing astronomically’ despite allegations it spies for China

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The arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer is just the latest controversy to hit the tech giant which has been accused of conducting espionage activities for the Chinese government. “We don’t know to what extent they might be considered an arms length business and to what extent they might be simply an arm of the Chinese government,”… Read more »

Security agencies warn of foreign espionage threat to company networks

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Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country’s security agencies have warned. The RCMP organized two workshops last March — one in Calgary, the other in Toronto — to raise awareness about threats to critical systems, including espionage and foreign… Read more »

How the Dutch foiled Russian ‘cyber-attack’ on OPCW

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Four Russians, a car full of electronic equipment, and a foiled plot to hack the world’s foremost chemical weapons watchdog. The Dutch security services say Russia planned a cyber-attack on the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague earlier this year. At a press conference on Thursday, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld… Read more »