It’s hard to know what to believe these days, especially if US President Donald Trump has been anywhere near it. So when it comes to the latest news attached to the second-biggest cellphone brand in the world, it’s difficult to see the wood for the trees.It started in October when Bloomberg reported that China’s People’s Liberation Army had hacked hardware used by Apple and Amazon. The tech giants denied the rumours. Apple said: "On this we can be very clear: Apple has never found malicious chips, ‘hardware manipulations’ or vulnerabilities purposely planted in any server."Then, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported in November that Washington was asking certain key allies to drop Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. The reason was that they buy Huawei equipment and host US military bases. Washington had found that though the US defence department has its own satellites and telecoms network for sensitive communications, most of the internet traffic at military installations travels throu...

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