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posted by martyb on Saturday February 15 2020, @10:07AM   Printer-friendly
from the don't-spy-like-I-do dept.

The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here).

Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American companies over the past two decades to access the trade secrets of those companies, only to then misappropriate that intellectual property and use it to fund Huawei's business.

An example of this activity is provided in the indictment. Described as "Company 1," Huawei is alleged to have stolen source code for Company 1's routers, which it then used in its own products.

[...] Huawei is also alleged to have engaged in more simple forms of industrial espionage. While at a trade show in Chicago, a Huawei-affiliated engineer "... was discovered in the middle of the night after the show had closed for the day in the booth of a technology company ... removing the cover from a networking device and taking photographs of the circuitry inside. Individual-3 wore a badge listing his employer as 'Weihua,'

[...] Together, the indictment lists multiple examples of Huawei's alleged conspiracy to pilfer U.S. intellectual property.

It's a good thing that the United States would never do 'bad things' or act in a manner like this.

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  • (Score: 2) by legont on Sunday February 16 2020, @02:24AM (2 children)

    by legont (4179) on Sunday February 16 2020, @02:24AM (#958662)

    They are most definitely doing it cheaper, but new and better?

    Off cource China is not doing better everywhere - she just started. China have few advantage areas at the moment, but one of them is G5 where Huavei beat everybody by at least 2 years, possibly by 3 to 5. If the whole world adopts China mobile tech, the US will lose it's long enjoyed ability to spy on everybody. One can't underestimate the consequences.
    There are and will be others.

    "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @12:49PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 17 2020, @12:49PM (#959133)

    Like the fourth industrial revolution, 5G has no proper meaning and is only used to appear hip and technologically literate.