Germany tells America to verpissen off over Huawei 5G cyber-Sicherheitsbedenken - Europeans can't find any evidence of Chinese spying
German is expected to snub US pressure to cut Huawei out of its next-generation 5G networks, rejecting claims that the Chinese manufacturer is a security risk.
According to German media reports, a weekend meeting of the German cabinet dug into the issue and effectively rejected America efforts to impose a global ban on the company. The meeting considered a report by its own security services that said it has failed to find any evidence of spying.
That report reflects an early indication by UK security services that they have been unable to find any evidence that Huawei is installing backdoors in its products, something that is credible given that GCHQ has access to Huawei's source code.
But if you remember not too long ago the American NSA was caught out spying on the German Chancellor's mobile phone. So again I ask myself, why is it that there is evidence of the US spying on its Allies, but all attention seems to be focussed on Huawei, whilst no evidence has been forthcoming against that front? That said it is acknowledged that all countries spy on each other in some form or another.
Seeing ist now in the public domain maybe South Africa's solution was an interesting one - deploy a Huawei government cloud with Huawei (China) and IBM (USA) and an SA Partner Gijima to play referee. In this way we have China and the USA working together and they can watch each other.
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