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China Phone-Maker Files 'Groufie' Trademark

Huawei uses term for panoramic pic with friends

(Newser) - Picture the celebrity group selfie that went viral during the Oscars and you've got a variation on the next big thing—or at least what a Chinese phone maker hopes is the next big thing. Smartphone maker Huawei has filed to trademark the term "groufie," meaning a... More »

Snowden Docs: NSA Targeted Chinese Tech Giant

Huawei's emails, product source codes were hacked: report

(Newser) - US intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported yesterday. The NSA began targeting Huawei in early 2009 and quickly... More »

Worried US Nuke Lab Ditches Chinese Parts

Computer components were made by Huawei-affiliated company

(Newser) - In a national security move, a top US nuclear facility has replaced at least two computer parts after learning that they were Chinese-made. The systems at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which maintains our nuclear weapon stockpile, used some network switches created by China-based H3C; the switches control data flow. H3C... More »

China Tech Giants Threaten US Security: Lawmakers

Huawei, ZTE secretly work for Communist Party: report

(Newser) - A House intelligence committee report gives a stern warning about two Chinese telecommunications giants that have been trying to expand their business in the US, and cautions that China could use their devices to spy on Americans. Huawei Technologies Inc. and ZTE Inc. say the claims are "baseless" and... More »

3Com Sale Collapses on Security Concerns

Panel objects to Chinese tech company's role in deal

(Newser) - National security concerns have blocked the $2.2 billion sale of network-equipment maker 3Com Corp to US private equity firm Bain Capital Partners and a Chinese technology company, Reuters reports. Lawmakers had opposed the deal because Huawei, China's biggest network equipment maker, is purported to have ties to China’s... More »

3Com Buyout Doesn't Pass Security Review

US leery of giving Chinese telecom access to networks

(Newser) - National security concerns have scuttled the buyout deal for 3Com by private equity firm Bain Capital and a Chinese telecom, the Wall Street Journal reports. 3Com, which supplies networking services to the Defense Department, withdrew its application from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US, having been unable to... More »

Bain, Chinese Firm Buy 3Com

US will check telecommunication buyout for security risks

(Newser) - Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co. will help private equity firm Bain Capital buy 3Com Corp., a flailing US telecommunications company, by picking up almost 20% of the tab. Recently Chinese businesses have bought strategic stakes in US companies rather than full buyouts to skirt political scrutiny, which can lead to... More »

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