(TargetLiberty.org) – In February, the former director of the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center, William Evanina, revealed that China may have stolen the personal data of 80% of American adults.
There are ongoing concerns about Chinese companies trying to steal information — even sensitive military data. Huawei, in particular, has come under intense scrutiny over the years due to its questionable activities, and the company remains a serious national security concern. Now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may finally be doing something to combat the problem.
On March 12, the FCC designated five Chinese companies as a threat to national security.
Breaking News: Today the FCC released a list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security, consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. Details here: https://t.co/m3bqYHeW1N #FCCGov
— The FCC (@FCC) March 12, 2021
The companies named are:
- ZTE Corp
- Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co
- Huawei Technologies Co
- Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co
- Hytera Communications Corp
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the hope is the companies will be able to use the latest guidance to make sure that “next-generation networks” being built won’t use “equipment or services” that make the US and its citizens less safe.
Although the move by the FCC is a good first step, it’s clear more has to be done. China continues to pose a threat to the US and its citizens.
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