As reported by The Financial Times, Google is trying hard to turn the ban implied by the Donald Trump government on Huawei by stating the ban could turn into a potent threat to national security. Huawei phones were already banned in the United States, but the recent listing of Huawei in the entity list meant that no American company or any company around the world that uses American technology, including Google, can do business with Huawei.
After the ban was imposed, Google acquired a temporary license that allowed them to continue with their business with Huawei for 90 more days. As per the FT report, Google argued that banning Huawei will make the Chinese company clone Android which will be at a much greater risk of getting affected by malware and subsequently by information leaks. Google explained that though Huawei phones are banned within the country, they’ll be used all around the globe, and any information sent on those phones will be vulnerable to a hack. It also added that no matter how high the encryption is, any phone that has a malware installed on it is easily accessible for any information hack. Losing business with Huawei, one of the largest Android smartphone manufacturers, could result in a massive loss of revenue for Google.
Technology is not the only sector that will be affected by the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Reports have it that China is planning to cut off the purchases it makes for the American Soybeans. This could mean a major loss of revenue for an already stumbling American produce sector. Donald Trump-led government has failed to address the issues of the produce sector so far and this move by China will only land them in more troubled waters. The probable trade war with Mexico will only fume the troubles further.