Letting Huawei into Canada's 5G could threaten U.S. security, says American senator


EXCERPT: . . . Several countries have moved to bar Huawei equipment from their 5G network infrastructures, including the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. [...] Vice-Chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner joined CBC's Power & Politics Thursday to talk about why he thinks Canada's use of Huawei 5G technology would pose a risk to the U.S.

[...] "There are no two countries that are closer connected than the United States and Canada," said Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. "Our telecom networks are totally meshed together and if there was a vulnerability in the Canadian system, it would make America vulnerable. And vice-versa."

Warner [...] has been part of a bipartisan effort with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to convince Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reconsider allowing the Chinese telecommunications giant access to 5G network infrastructure in Canada. "These Chinese telecom companies are directly influenced by the Chinese government. They are not necessarily direct arms of the government," said Warner. "The government and the communist party (have) the ability to influence their capabilities. [...] My specific concerns are particularly as we move into the next generation of wireless — the so-called 5G networks — that if a country were to purchase this equipment, it might have built-in backdoors so that, down the line, once the equipment was installed, the Chinese could intercept messages, communications [and] violate the security of the networks," Warner said.

In September 2018, Scott Jones [...]  told a Parliamentary committee on public safety that there was no need for a ban on Huawei because of existing Canadian safeguards. Warner said he doesn't agree. "Huawei technology may not come with built-in malware, for example, but Huawei has the ability ... to send electronically any kind of upgrade to your system," he said. [...] "In sending those upgrades, you can plant malware. You can plant a backdoor. You can plant the allowance, in effect, the ability to spy on Canadians or the Canadian government or Canadian national security ability to communicate."

Warner said it would be really hard to predict the consequences should Canada decide to proceed with Huawei technology, but there would have to be some degree of "untangling" of Canada-U.S. telecom networks....

Watch the full interview (CBC video at bottom of page): https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/poweran...-1.4965297

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