Email By Ian Burrows, Jack Kilbride, wires Updated December 07, 2018 21:08:34 Photo: The arrest of a top executive is the latest in a string of setbacks for Huawei. (Reuters: Philippe Wojazer) Related Story: Huawei's chief financial officer arrested in Canada, facing extradition to US Related Story: 'Security risk': Huawei banned from New Zealand's 5G mobile network Related Story: What's next for Chinese tech giant Huawei after being banned from Australia's 5G network? Map: China The dramatic arrest in Canada of a top Chinese technology executive for possible extradition to the United States has sent stock markets plummeting and cast doubt on a recent US-China trade truce. Key points:Meng Wanzhou has been with Huawei for 25 years and is seen as a future chief Huawei operates in 170 countries, servicing more than a third of the world's populationUS intelligence agencies have warned people not to buy Huawei products due to concerns about spying Canadian Prime Minister … [Read more...] about Why is Huawei so controversial and being targeted by foreign governments?
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Email By Christina Zhou Updated January 20, 2019 12:35:14 Photo: Experts say phones of persons of security interest can be monitored "irrespective of the phone brand". (ABC News: Jarrod Fankhauser) Related Story: Huawei lashes out at Australia and others for 'malicious' and 'unfair' treatment Related Story: Here's why foreign governments don't trust Huawei Related Story: Do you need a virtual private network to protect your privacy online? Map: China A flurry of media coverage around Huawei's security risks over the past year may have put some consumers off buying one of their latest high-tech smartphones. Key points:The concern around Huawei stems from Beijing's influence over Chinese companiesFears growing that Chinese companies are no longer free from CCP controlHuawei says the company would refuse any Beijing request for customer information While Huawei has become one of the biggest names in technology next to Samsung and Apple, the brand has also come under … [Read more...] about Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China, so what is the difference?
Email Updated July 18, 2019 11:35:29 Video: US prosecutors praise life sentence on Mexican drug lord El Chapo (ABC News) Related Story: The rise and fall of El Chapo, Mexico's most wanted kingpin Related Story: Cartel boss 'El Chapo' gives wife thumbs-up after being found guilty of running drugs empire Related Story: Everyone, from Mexico's police to president, may have been in El Chapo's pocket Map: United States Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tonnes of drugs into the United States, has been sentenced by an American judge to spend the rest of his life in prison. Key points: El Chapo was once the world's richest man who oversaw a bloody drug cartel He evaded arrest and escaped from two maximum security prisons in Mexico In addition to his life sentence, he will forfeit $18 billion to US authorities US District Judge Brian Cogan imposed the sentence of life plus 30 years, which was … [Read more...] about El Chapo to spend life behind bars and forfeit billions, US court rules
Email Posted September 06, 2019 13:30:52 Photo: An exampled of what the Facebook Dating app will look like. (Facebook) Map: United States Social media giant Facebook has released its dating service in the US, which promises to offer users "a more authentic look at who someone is" before their first date. Key points:Facebook Dating does not allow users to send photos or weblinks to potential matches and lets people share their location to trusted friends while on a dateThe service will not match users with people they are already Facebook friends with, unless they opt to use the 'Secret Crush' functionA spokeswoman said the service is likely to come to Australia, but could not say when that would be Users over the age of 18 will have the choice to opt into the service and create a dating profile separate to their main Facebook profile.The service will then present a user with suggested matches, which Facebook Dating product manager Nathan Sharp said will be based on "your … [Read more...] about Facebook Dating to offer alternative to Tinder, but some are concerned about privacy intrusions
Email By political editor Andrew Probyn Updated June 16, 2018 15:38:54 Sorry, this video has expired Video: Political editor Andrew Probyn speaks to the Huawei Australia chairman John Lord (ABC News) Related Story: Here's why we're still thinking about blocking a Chinese telco that wants to help build 5G Related Story: We're building a 4,000km cable under the ocean to the Solomon Islands. Here's why Related Story: Huawei boss hits back at claims it's controlled by Beijing Map: Australia To understand the deep institutional anxiety about Huawei among Australia's closest security partners, you have to understand the British experience with the Chinese telecommunications giant.It's not an episode that's much advertised, deliberately so. But it's an episode that is held against Huawei when it comes to why it should be denied access to Australia's 5G network, notwithstanding its expertise and industry excellence.What's on the public record is heavily redacted, as much to … [Read more...] about Huawei’s history in Britain may help explain why Australia is so nervous