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UK to Build $200M Cyber Spying Research Center Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 11:16 PM

Prime Minister David Cameron of Grat Britain has given the 'green light' to build a $200 million cyber-spying research and development center in London. Senior researchers will be utilizing telecommunications equipment from a China-based company, whose founder is a former technical-specialist for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.

Reuters reports that, "Britain will clear Chinese telecoms equipment firm Huawei to run a UK-based cyber security center if it agrees to tighter rules to allay spying and hacking fears, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday."

Meanwhile, the UK government claims that cyber attacks are one of the nation's "greatest threats."

According to Reuters, "Huawei supplies software and equipment which channels phone calls and data around Britain and has found itself at the center of a debate, particularly in the United States, over whether it is a risk for governments to allow foreign suppliers access to their networks."

Huawei operates in over 140 countries around the world.

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