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US govt trying to BANE Chinese telecoms equipment because of commie spies!!
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02/09/2018 01:22 AM
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Both halves of the US Congress are now mulling draft laws that would ban American government workers from using phones, network switches and other gear built by Chinese communications giants ZTE and Huawei.
"Huawei is effectively an arm of the Chinese government, and it's more than capable of stealing information from US officials by hacking its devices," Cotton roared in unveiling the bill. "There are plenty of other companies that can meet our technology needs, and we shouldn't make it any easier for China to spy on us."
Rubio added: "Chinese telecom companies, like Huawei, are directly linked to the Chinese government and communist party. For national security reasons, we cannot allow a foreign adversary to embed their technology in US government systems or critical infrastructure."
Huawei and ZTE, known to be closely associated with China's government, have long been subject to increased scrutiny. Both have denied accusations of working on behalf of Beijing's super-snoops.
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