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China's Huawei condemns reported NSA snooping

Published on Mar 23, 2014 9:52 PM

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Chinese telecom and internet company Huawei defended is independence on Sunday and said it would condemn any infiltration of its servers by the US National Security Agency if reports of such activities by the NSA were true.

The New York Times and German magazine Der Spiegel reported this weekend, citing documents leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden, that the NSA had obtained sensitive data and monitored Huawei executives' communications.

"If the actions in the report are true, Huawei condemns such activities that invaded and infiltrated into our internal corporate network and monitored our communications," said Huawei's global cyber security officer, Mr John Suffolk.

"Corporate networks are under constant probe and attack from different sources - such is the status quo in today's digital age," said Mr Suffolk, defending Huawei's independence and security record, saying it was very successful in 145 countries.

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