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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,” said David Skillicorn, a professor in Queen’s University School of Computing.

Source: CBC News

Date: December 6th, 2018

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/huawei-china-telecom-arrest-spying-1.4934905

Discussion

1) What sorts of things could a company like Huawei do if it were spying for China?

2) “It is hard for me to believe that a company such as Huawei would not do the bidding of the Chinese government and would not build traps, back doors into its technology on behalf of the Chinese government.” What is a “trap” and what is a “back door”?

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