US steps up campaign to urge Europe to drop Huawei, says Chinese tech firm threatens British intelligence services

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US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has cautioned Britain against allowing Huawei to operate 5G networks in the UK, claiming that the move would endanger the country’s intelligence services.

Inviting the Chinese firm to help develop 5G in the UK risks handing Beijing access to the “most intimate” details of British citizens, as well as sensitive intelligence and national secrets, the senior White House official told the Financial Times.

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