White House Review Clears Huawei Of Spying

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Chinese tech company Huawei can breathe easier as an investigation by the White House reportedly found no indication that the company spied for China, a new report says.

According to Reuters which cites “two people familiar with the probe” as its sources, there was “no clear evidence” that Huawei has spied for China.

One of the two sources who declined to be named said that “certain parts of government” wished to find proof that Huawei was engaged in espionage.

However, the source said they didn’t and that “We would have found it if it were there.”

The development comes after a congressional report earlier this month warned about using equipment and technologies from companies like Huawei and ZTE in sensitive government implementations.

Nonetheless, the White House report, said to have been conducted for 18 months and involved about a thousand telecom equipment customers, warned about using equipment from Huawei because of vulnerabilities.

It did not say, however, if these vulnerabilities were purposely included in equipment from Huawei, Reuters says.

Huawei, Reuters, White House, report, spying, espionage, investigation

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