Text extract from: Martin, Alexander. “GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment.” Sky News.
“Cyber security analysts tasked with investigating Huawei equipment used in the UK’s telecommunications networks discovered a “nationally significant” vulnerability last year.
Investigators at the UK’s Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) found an issue so severe that it was withheld from the company, according to an oversight report published on Thursday…
There is a hypothetical concern that Beijing could purposefully design some kind of deniable flaw in Huawei’s equipment which it would know how to exploit – or that it could have been alerted to a potential attack vector once the issue was reported to Huawei.” https://news.sky.com/story/gchq-discovered-nationally-significant-vulnerability-in-huawei-equipment-12086688
Many western countries / companies view Huawei as an arm of the Chinese government and in some cases Huawei is banned from providing equipment in sensitive areas.
May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #5 focuses on whether an AOK is more effective on its own or when working with another AOKs. Look at some possible connections with this RLE:
- How ethics can be used to gain knowledge about the actions of Huawei, other IT companies, the Chinese government, and western governments
- How the human sciences (i.e. politics) can be used to gain knowledge about the actions of Huawei, other IT companies, the Chinese government, and western governments
- How useful these two AOKs are on their own versus how useful they are in combination