Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

CIA warns Britain over Huawei spying

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The CIA is warning Britain for its use of Huawei's technology to develop a 5G network after it was found that the Chinese telecoms company accepted money from varying branches of Beijing's state intelligence network, reports The Times.

Why this matters: This allegation directly links the world's largest telecoms equipment manufacturer to the Chinese state, per The Times. Huawei has previously denied that the company spies for China, but Chinese law forces companies to work with the security branches.

Go deeper: U.K. oversight board slams Huawei's "cybersecurity competence"

Valerie Plame considers running for Congress

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame
Valerie Plame discusses the move "Fair Game," which is based on her real life and book of the same title. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

Valerie Plame, a former CIA operative, said she is thinking about a 2020 run for an open congressional seat in New Mexico as a Democrat, AP reports.

Details: Plame is eyeing Rep. Ben Ray Luján's (D-N.M.) seat, which opened up after Luján announced he is running for the Senate. Plame's identity as a CIA operative was made public after a leak in 2003 under the George W. Bush administration to attack her ex-husband Joe Wilson, per AP.