Among the latest of the Snowden disclosures, The New York Times reports the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has allegedly created “back doors” into Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. U.S. officials have long considered the company a security threat, the report states, and have often blocked it from business deals, fearing Huawei already had its own back doors built into its products, potentially compromising valuable U.S. corporate and government data. According to the documents, the NSA has been able to create its own back doors directly into Huawei’s servers, which are sealed in its headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Huawei has boasted in the past that its service connects one third of the world’s population. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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