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United States, South Korea won't use Huawei over spying concerns

Due to increased concern Huawei could make it easier for the Chinese government to spy, U.S. and Korean officials won't use Huawei for critical HW.

Published Sun, Feb 16 2014 1:15 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The United States and South Korea have mutually agreed to send sensitive information with approved vendors only, while avoiding the use of hardware made by Huawei over spying concerns. There has been increased talk among both countries after increased concern that Huawei-made hardware could lead to easier spying activity from the Chinese company.

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"While the United States has expressed concerns in the past, these decisions were made by the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea alone," a U.S. State Department spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal.

No Huawei technology will be used on U.S. military bases in Korea, according to the State Department, as almost 30,000 U.S. military personnel are located in the country. South Korean decision makers also reportedly showed concern using Huawei hardware, and the final decision was made by the host country, though officials remain quiet about the "confidential and private business information."

NEWS SOURCE:online.wsj.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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