Huawei may be highly appreciated by consumers, though it seems to be much less so by the politicians apparently. France is now asking itself questions and is also considering the very thorny hypothesis that the Chinese-based company would spy through it’s infrastructure.
Huawei also does not exactly smell like roses to the political class. In the United States, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, they are closing their doors to the company, and in Europe is beginning to wonder. France takes the situation seriously and is studying the possibility of Huawei spying. The last decision hasn’t been taken yet but should be communicated in the coming days.
And even more specifically today we wonder, what Huawei is being accused of in using it’s network infrastructure to spy on it’s users. The Chinese giant smartphone company provides equipment to “45 of the 50 largest operators in the world”, Le Monde claims, which would allow it to access a lot of data.
Though, the newspaper is also pointing out that to date, there’s no real evidence that Huawei is spying on anyone, though the pressure from the United States and the increasingly mediatized issue of privacy givesthis case a huge scope. Social networks and opinions on the internet are abound, and Huawei fans are stressing that Huawei is just a pawn in the game of Americans who want to discredit it, with privacy fans stressing that nothing and no one should have access to it’s users personal information.