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Huawei or the West's way: Which kind of spying comes with your phone?

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In case you've missed what's going on, Huawei has made big inroads into the technology market that the West has happily dominated forever. It already sells more phones than Apple. Most significantly, the firm is steaming ahead in the development of the next generation 5G network.

This is the technology which will allow you to download movies in your work's restroom in about 3 seconds, allow your bathroom scales to warn your fridge that you're approaching thanks to the internet of things, and allow driverless cars to mount sidewalks all on their own. On a personal note, I don't care which country makes all that happen first, as long as it happens and quickly. 3 second downloads!

You'll have already realized there's a lot of money to be made with 5G, although I don't want to suggest that could be part of the reason Huawei is being targeted. I'm sure it has nothing to do with that. Ahem. Western spy agencies are warning that the company has uncomfortably close links to the........

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