VANCOUVER—Experts are warning Canada that working with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a grave “mistake” after an explosive Australian report last week alleged the company had hacked a foreign network and shared the information with Beijing. Intelligence co-operation between the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada is often referred to as the “Five Eyes.”The letter included the warnings of three former Canadian national security officials earlier this year, including the former head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. “There’s some concerns that equipment could be used to disclose information back to Chinese state intelligence,” he said. Burton said the Canadian intelligence community is “sufficiently” worried, to the point where they are prepared to speak publicly. “There’s considerable concern among security and intelligence professionals that it would be a great mistake for Canada to have Huawei 5G technology in our telecommunications,” he said.
Source: thestar November 09, 2018 04:07 UTC