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Old 29-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #146
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‘National security risks’: New Zealand blocks use of Huawei equipment for 5G network
Published time: 28 Nov, 2018 17:07
Edited time: 28 Nov, 2018 17:32

New Zealand’s spy agency has blocked a top telecommunications firm from using Huawei equipment for its 5G mobile network. The reason? Fears over national security.

Spark, New Zealand’s largest telecom company, said government officials told the firm on Wednesday that using Huawei’s 5G equipment “would, if implemented, raise significant national security risks.”

The blow to Huawei’s plan for worldwide expansion was confirmed by the director general for New Zealand’s spy agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), Andrew Hampton, who said: “I have informed Spark that a significant network security risk was identified.”

GCSB banning Chinese network supplier Huawei should alert New Zealanders.

Strong network encryption would mitigate any potential spy risk when using Huawei equipment.

But GCSB is not interested in your privacy. They want to make sure that US Empire can grab all your data 24/7.
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