Technicians for China's Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications company, helped African governments spy on their political opponents, including by intercepting encrypted messages, a WSJ investigation shows
This is the journalistic equivalent of a dam breaking. Massive, critical story.
Major #Huawei scoop by & breaking on . Details how Huawei employees helped #Uganda & #Zambia hack communications of opposition figures, incl. . Investigative journalism at its best.
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents. via
Wow, Huawei employees helped the Ugandan and Zambian governments spy on --and in the Zambian case, arrest -- opposition candidates and bloggers.
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents.
Huawei technicians have in at least two cases personally helped African govts spy on their political opponents, including intercepting their encrypted communications & social media, and using cell data to track their whereabouts, investigation finds.
In case you need evidence Huawei is not your typical telecom company
Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms company, is helping repressive African governments to spy on political opponents, info not publicly disclosed until now. In #Uganda they tried to hack . And in #Zambia they have targeted opposition bloggers.
Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents, according to a WSJ investigation
Huawei has helped African governments spy on political opponents by intercepting encrypted communications and tracking locations, according to this blockbuster investigation.
Huawei technicians embedded with cybersecurity government forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to spy and track political opponents
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents.
Big: Huawei technicians have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on political opponents, intercepting their encrypted communications and social media, and using cell data to track their whereabouts
Amazing reporting on Huawei from : Reminder also had this amazing piece revealing how Dutch intel is investigating a possible Huawei "backdoor" into Dutch telecoms back in May: English:
When you read a paragraph like this it’s a sign the journalists hit a homerun
This is such an important story. #Huawei "Technicians from the Chinese powerhouse have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents." 1/2
Sources: technicians from Huawei have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents (Wall Street Journal)
Still can't get over how comprehensively damning this scene is. Ugandan officials visiting an MPS surveillance facility in Beijing, chaperoned by a Chinese diplomat, on route to a meeting with Huawei execs about how they might benefit from this tech
I'm listening to Bobi Wine this morning as I read this excellent story focusing on Uganda and Zambia: Huawei technicians helped African governments spy on political ppponents. Kudos
Huwaei employees helped African governments spy on political opponents. But the worst thing in the world would be to place more sanctions or tarrifs on China...
why would the government’s political opponents need privacy if they have nothing to hide?
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents.
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents. via
CHINAFRICA. 🕵️🏼‍♀️ Huwawei technicians helped African governments spy on their political opponents, including intercepting their encrypted communications, social media + using cell data to track their whereabouts
Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents
More evidence for why strong individual privacy is a necessary component of a functioning democracy
WSJ Investigation: Embedded Huawei technicians helped cyber-surveillance units in Africa snoop on political opponents. via
"Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents: Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents.”
Huawei is Africa's dominant supplier of mobile internet networks & state surveillance systems. Huawei technicians helped Uganda & Zambia govts spy on political opponents, intercept encrypted comms, & track location w/ cell data. (cited in slides)