Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban

Jamie McKane

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Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban

Google has warned the Trump administration that it risks compromising U.S. national security if it goes ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, and has asked to be exempted from any ban, the Financial Times reported, citing three people briefed on the conversations.

Senior officials at the U.S.-based tech giant have warned it wouldn’t be able to update its Android operating system on Huawei’s smartphones, prompting the Chinese company to develop its own version of the software, the FT says.

[Bloomberg]
 

KingRat1

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"reap the consumer data that makes its services useful and fuels advertising revenue." as well as controlling the gateway into the internet as users will be using other browsers.
 

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That loss of licensing income is gonna hurt
And a fork of Android/Play Store not so good for Google - who would've foreseen that?

Pretty sure all non USA phone manufactures (LG, Samsung, Nokia, HMD, Asus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Sony, OnePlus, ZTE, Huawei, etc) must be thinking "What happens if Trump puts us on MAGA blacklist?"

Ironic to see Google using the "security" card.
 

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Such a scenario presents several risks for Google. If Huawei develops its own version of Android, the search giant won’t control it so can’t manage security upgrades or reap the consumer data that makes its services useful and fuels advertising revenue.
Hehehe well.....
 

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Let's hope that China ban technology exports and iPhone users will have to settle for Indian built handsets!
 
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