US accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran spy on protesters in latest indictment

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February 14, 2020 20:45:39

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Huawei has been charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from six US technology companies. (Reuters: Philippe Wojazer)

US prosecutors have accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the US battle with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker.

Key points:Huawei has been accused of installing surveillance equipment in Iran that was used to identify protesters during anti-government demonstrationsThe US has been waging a campaign against Huawei, which it has warned could spy on customers for BeijingLast year the company was charged with bank and wire fraud, violating sanctions against Iran and obstructing justice
In the indictment, which supersedes one…



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