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steven36 posted a topic in General NewsNEW YORK/OTTAWA (Reuters) - One of Huawei Canada’s top executives on Friday disclosed he was leaving his post after more than seven years with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, which is facing heightened scrutiny over security issues from Canada and its allies. Scott Bradley Scott Bradley disclosed his departure as the company’s senior vice president for corporate affairs in a post on LinkedIn that did not give a reason for the move. He could not immediately be reached for comment. Huawei Technologies Co is under intense scrutiny in the West over its relationship with the Chinese government and U.S.-led allegations that its equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. On Friday, sources told Reuters that Poland arrested a Huawei employee and former Polish security official on spying allegations, a move that could fuel Western concerns about the security of the company’s technology. Bradley was a key public spokesman for Huawei Canada, which has been under the spotlight since Canadian authorities in December arrested the chief financial officer of its parent company at the request of the United States. Huawei is a major supplier of telecommunications equipment in Canada, where Bradley had served as chair of the 5G Canada Council, a national trade group promoting adoption of next-generation high-speed wireless technology. The Canadian government last year launched a new security review of Huawei’s 5G technology, which at least two major Canadian carriers have said they plan to test in small-scale pilots. Bradley will serve as special adviser to the company, assisting the company “as required,” Huawei Canada President Eric Li said in a memo to staff that was obtained by Reuters. “We are saddened to see him leave but grateful for the tireless work he has put in to help us grow our brand and public image, and build various relationships with government,” Li said. Bradley confirmed on LinkedIn that he intended to advise the company. “As we start 2019, it is time for a change,” Bradley said in the post. “I continue to believe passionately in all of the values our Canadian team represents, and I believe that our team is one of the most innovative in the world.” Source
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsSeveral HTC employees, including a senior executive, have been indicted in Taiwan for leaking company secrets, falsifying expenses, and taking kickbacks, reports The Wall Street Journal. Thomas Chien, HTC's vice president of product design, is alleged to have leaked upcoming smartphone interface designs to a partner who he planned to start a new business with. Along with five other HTC employees, Chien has reportedly also been charged for collectively receiving around 33.57 million New Taiwan dollars (US$1.12 million) by falsifying expenses and receiving kickbacks from suppliers. Three employees from unidentified suppliers of HTC have also been indicted. Chien and the other HTC employees were first arrested in August regarding these charges. At the time, it was reported that the designs Chien leaked were of Sense 6.0, which would be an upcoming, unannounced version of HTC's Android software and interface. HTC's R&D director, Bill Wu, and design team senior manager, Justin Huang, were reported to be among the other five facing charges at the time of the initial report, but the Journal doesn't say specifically who else has been indicted beyond Chien right now. Should so many high-level employees be facing prosecution, it would certainly be bad news for HTC, which is dealing with slumping sales and several other executive departures already. Source