Should we worry about Huawei?

Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, has hit the headlines over the arrest of the founder’s daughter in Canada for extradition to the United States.

But the firm, which manufactures a range of technology from network equipment to mobile phones, is on the agenda for other reasons too.

Some Western governments have blocking telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in new communications networks, citing security concerns.

So far the UK has held back from any formal ban. So does the firm pose a threat?

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VIRTUAL LIVES: VR CHANGING MINDS


Researchers are studying whether “embodiment” – where you can see and control a virtual reality body – has effects in the real world.
Some experiments have suggested that giving people a virtual body can improve cognitive abilities and enhance their interest in a particular subject or reduce racial bias and domestic violence.