IRS Under Investigation For Illegally Tracking Americans via Their Phones

The IRS is under investigation by the US Treasury’s Inspector General for purchasing smartphone data to illegally track Americans.

Instagram Accused of Spying on Users Via Phone Cameras

Facebook is being sued over allegations Instagram is spying on users via their phone cameras.

Huawei Losing Ground as Deutsche Telekom and Bell Canada Choose Ericsson

Huawei has been shut out of some high-profile 5G contracts, as both Deutsche Telekom and Bell Canada have gone with Ericsson.

UK Will Reevaluate Huawei’s Role in Networks

Following a decision to allow Huawei to participate in Britain’s next-gen networks, it seems as though the government is reevaluating its stance.

TSMC Cuts Off Huawei Following Us Factory Announcement

TSMC has stopped taking chip orders from Huawei following its plans to open a US factory.

US Assets Could Be Pulled From UK Over Huawei Deal

The US is reviewing its military and intelligence assets in the UK and may pull them out following the UK’s decision to use Huawei.

Huawei Focusing on China As Worldwide Growth Slows

Huawei is focusing on its home turf in the race to rollout 5G, while its worldwide growth slows as a result of U.S. pressure.

U.S. Taking Measures to Limit Huawei’s Chip Supplies

U.S. officials are moving forward with plans to cut off Huawei’s chip supplies in an effort to blunt the company’s 5G dominance.

France Will Not Ban Huawei From Networks

Despite U.S. pressure, France has decided to allow Huawei equipment in its 5G networks.

Huawei Takes the Gloves Off, Highlights US History of Spying

Following the U.S. disclosure of evidence supporting its claims that Huawei represents a security risk, the Chinese firm is hitting back by highlighting the United States’ own history of spying.

U.S. Reveals Evidence on Huawei’s Spying Risk

According to the report, U.S. officials say that Huawei is exploiting a legitimate backdoor that is reserved for law enforcement.

UK Will Include Huawei in a Limited 5G Role

Defying pressure from the U.S. and Conservative MPs, the UK has refused to ban Huawei, opting to include it in a limited role, according to BBC News. Amidst ongoing allegations that Huawei exposes governments and corporations to spying by the…

Britain On the Verge Of Including Huawei

Despite U.S. pressure to ban Huawei, the British government is preparing to include the company in its 5G plans, according to Reuters. The U.S. has already banned Huawei and has engaged in a campaign for its allies to do the…

Austria Will Work With EU Partners On Huawei Decision

As Britain and Germany consider whether to ban Huawei, Austria has said it will collaborate with EU partners on a decision, according to Reuters. The U.S. and Huawei have been engaged in a war over the company’s role in helping…

Huawei Leaning Heavily Into Cloud And AI

Light Reading is reporting that Huawei is renewing its focus on the cloud and artificial intelligence, establishing it as a fourth business group, alongside the consumer, enterprise and operator business groups. According to Light Reading’s Robert Clark, details are sparse…

U.S. Senator Wants Ban On Intel Sharing With Countries Using Huawei

In an escalation of the U.S. campaign to convince allies not to use Huawei, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton is calling for a ban on intelligence sharing with countries that use the company’s 5G equipment, according to Reuters. Huawei has been…

ToTok Removed From Apple and Google Stores Amid Claims It’s a Government Spying App

ToTok was released only months ago and has climbed the charts to become one of the most popular messaging apps in Britain, India, Saudi Arabia and Sweden, as well as becoming one of the most downloaded social media apps in…

Greenland Choosing Ericsson Over Huawei For 5G Network

According to Reuters, Greenland’s state telecoms operator Tele Greenland has said it will use Ericsson equipment for its 5G rollout instead of Huawei. “5G is coming to Greenland, but no date has been set for this yet. We do not…

TikTok Accused of Illegally Collecting Data and Uploading It to China

A California student has filed a class-action lawsuit against TikTock, the wildly popular social media app from China. According to a report in the Daily Beast, the suit alleges that TikTok uploads data without user consent—in some cases without a…

Android Flaw Lets Rogue Apps Spy On You, Accessing Camera and Mic

Security firm Checkmarx has announced a serious flaw in Android that allows rogue apps to access the camera, as well as the microphone. Director of Security Research Erez Yalon and Senior Security Researcher Pedro Umbelino authored the post detailing their…