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German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks - Funke

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(Reuters) - Germany's federal cybersecurity agency is investigating whether China's Technologies could be a security threat after warnings from other countries, the Funke group of newspapers reported on Friday, citing

The government currently has no own information on whether the Chinese company could be a security threat, Altmaier was quoted as saying, adding that the (BSI) had been activated.

Altmaier told Funke that talks on security standards for the mobile network were ongoing, adding that needed to protect itself "in all sensitive areas, from hospitals to telecommunication."

His comments appeared to push back against reports that had reached a consensus not to exclude from building next-generation 5G networks, deciding instead to impose tougher compliance rules on foreign vendors.

Huawei, the with annual sales exceeding $100 billion, faces international scrutiny over its ties to the and suspicion could use its technology for spying. The company denies this.

(Reporting by and Douglas Busvine; editing by and Michelle Martin)

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:57 IST