Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

Huawei fires back, points to US’ history of spying on phone networks

The US alleges that Huawei violated these laws by "buil[ding] equipment that secretly preserves the manufacturer's ability to access networks through these interfaces without the carriers' knowledge," the Journal article said.

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US officials say they have evidence that Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world, according to a Wall Street Journal article published today.

CIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report

CIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report

Encryption weaknesses added to products sold by Crypto AG allowed the CIA and its German counterpart, the BND, to eavesdrop on adversaries and allies alike while earning million of dollars from the sales, according the Washington Post and the German public broadcaster ZDF, based on the agencies’ internal histories of the intelligence operation.

'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is making a final pitch to Britain ahead of a UK decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment, amid threats to cut intelligence-sharing ties, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Joe Biden's Record On Privacy May Give Democrats Pause – InsideSources

Joe Biden's Record On Privacy May Give Democrats Pause – InsideSources

Joe Biden’s record on privacy issues extends back to at least 1994 when, as a US Senator from Delaware, he introduced the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google

Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google

The device is one of several spy tools manufactured by a Chinese company called Semptian, which has supplied the equipment to authoritarian governments in the Middle East and North Africa, according to two sources with knowledge of the company’s operations.

Nokia's CTO Slams Huawei After 'Potential Backdoors' Found In 55% Of Its Devices

Nokia's CTO Slams Huawei After 'Potential Backdoors' Found In 55% Of Its Devices

The comments from Nokia's CTO came in light of research from Finite State, which published a scathing report claiming that "Huawei devices quantitatively pose a high risk to their users.

Hikvision and DahuaTech have been banned by the U.S. Gov

Hikvision and DahuaTech have been banned by the U.S. Gov

Following the U.S. Government’s decision on technology developed by Chinese manufacturers, multiple investors from Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Zhejian Dahua Technology (the two largest surveillance camera manufacturers in the world) decided to get rid of the company’s shares because, according to the cybersecurity specialists, they fear that the impact of this decision will be extended to the rest of their business.

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

The same news item includes details about the concerns of Christopher Krebs, director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: First, Krebs said, “the quality of the engineering is not great, and so there are a number of vulnerabilities that are left open on the box, so China and other capable actors – Russia, Iran, North Korea – could exploit the vulnerabilities”.

This major online retailer has private data for sale

This major online retailer has private data for sale

The fact that third-party companies are failing to remove user data from devices they're selling is even more alarming -- and can lead to major privacy and financial consequences for everyone involved.

The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network

The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network

Even before Spalding began working on his report, the telecom companies were rolling out what they were calling their new 5G services in test markets around the country.

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Open source code for Huawei equipment would allow nations, companies, and individuals alike to verify that the code is free of malware, and that it contains no obvious security problems.

UK officials just massively bolstered the US campaign against Huawei, finding its equipment has 'major defects'

UK officials just massively bolstered the US campaign against Huawei, finding its equipment has 'major defects'

LONDON — Britain publicly chastised China's Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new "significant technical issues," increasing pressure on the company as it battles Western allegations that Beijing could use its gear for spying.

Protect freedom on radio devices: raise your voice today!

Protect freedom on radio devices: raise your voice today!

It requires hardware manufacturers of most devices sending and receiving radio signals to implement a barrier that disallows installing software which has not been certified by the manufacturer. It will send a signal to the European Commission that there are people who care about freedom on radio devices.

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

It was underwritten in part by Thermo Fisher, a company that has come under intense criticism for its equipment sales in China, and Illumina, a San Diego company that makes gene sequencing instruments.

UK plans to introduce new laws to block Huawei from ‘sensitive state projects’

UK plans to introduce new laws to block Huawei from ‘sensitive state projects’

New laws Hunt and Britain’s most senior civil servant, Mark Sedwill, are said to be backing the plan that will allow the government to prohibit Chinese firms like Huawei from participating in any 5G mobile network rollouts in the UK and all “strategically significant “technology.

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

Canada should ban Huawei from 5G networks, says former spy chief

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada should ban China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks because the security risk is too great, a former spy chief said in an article published on Monday.

Ethical Mind Hacking

Ethical Mind Hacking

It still allows users benefit from personalized notifications that inform them about the trends and events that are essentially based on their interests, but it gives them a choice, a set of customizable options, to define how much and how often of it.

GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking

GCHQ boosts powers to launch mass data hacking

“The bulk equipment interference power permits the UK intelligence services to hack at scale by allowing a single warrant to cover entire classes of property, persons or conduct,” explained Scarlet Kim, legal officer at Privacy International, which has taken the government to court over GCHQ’s hacking activities abroad.

BT removing Huawei equipment from parts of 4G network

BT removing Huawei equipment from parts of 4G network

“In 2016, following the acquisition of EE, we began a process to remove Huawei equipment from the core of our 3G and 4G mobile networks, as part of network architecture principles in place since 2006,” BT said.

New Zealand becomes third Five Eyes member to ban Huawei from 5G network

New Zealand becomes third Five Eyes member to ban Huawei from 5G network

New Zealand is barring China’s Huawei on national-security grounds from supplying equipment for next-generation mobile networks, and in doing so has become the third member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance to take action against the huge Shenzen-based telecom-gear maker.

US asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

US asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

Officials have spoken to their counterparts and telecom bosses in Germany, Italy, Japan and other friendly countries where the Chinese company's equipment is already in use, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Feds using Houston company to put surveillance cameras in streetlights

Feds using Houston company to put surveillance cameras in streetlights

"The targeted use of surveillance equipment used during investigations into drug trafficking, human smuggling, human trafficking and other illicit activities is consistent with other federal law-enforcement agencies," ICE officials wrote in an emailed statement to KHOU 11.

Why “Cyber” is Red-Hot (and why it’s a Burning Civil Liberties Issue) - BC Civil Liberties Association

Why “Cyber” is Red-Hot (and why it’s a Burning Civil Liberties Issue) - BC Civil Liberties Association

Cyber security is increasingly a national security matter; think: cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure or military equipment (like power grids and satellites). Many countries are responding to these threats, including Canada, which has a new National Cyber Security Strategy.

I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming

I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming

The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. By using a $15 palm-sized device, my team was able to exploit a smart chip card, allowing us to vote multiple times.

Jan-Piet Mens :: Upset about Sonos

Jan-Piet Mens :: Upset about Sonos

I got pro-actively upset last year, when the apps started informing me I’d need to create a Sonos account. Of course they know, but it’s none of their business, and even less so to record and store that information.