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Europe’s 5G Risk Report Warns of Hostile State Takeover

Oct. 8, 2019, 4:06 PM

The European Union will warn against a nightmare scenario whereby hackers or hostile states assume control of everything from electricity grids to police communications and even home appliances, in a report assessing the security risks stemming from the roll out of 5G technology.

While the report, seen by Bloomberg News and due to be published Oct. 9, doesn’t name China or Huawei, it paves the way for regulatory measures such as restricting an over reliance of telecom equipment from a single supplier, especially if the latter is based in a country with poor democratic standards.

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