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RTR America
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House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat

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American companies should avoid doing business with China’s two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday


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The panel says U.S. regulators should block mergers and acquisitions by Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp, among the world’s leading suppliers of telecommunications gear and mobile phones. Reflecting U.S. concern over cyber-attacks traced to China, the report also recommends that U.S. government computer systems not include any components from the two firms because that could pose an espionage risk.

“China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes,” the report says.

The recommendations are the result of a yearlong probe, including a congressional hearing last month in which senior Chinese executives of both companies testified, and denied posing a security threat.


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The bipartisan report is likely to become fodder for a presidential campaign in which the candidates have been competing in their readiness to clamp down on Chinese trade violations. Republican Mitt Romney, in particular, has made it a key point to get tougher on China by designating it a currency manipulator and fighting abuses such as intellectual property theft.


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The congressional report states that malicious hardware or software implants in Chinese-manufactured telecommunications components and systems headed for U.S. customers could allow Beijing to shut down or degrade critical national security systems in a time of crisis or war.


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In justifying its scrutiny of the Chinese companies, the committee contended that Chinese intelligence services, as well as private companies and other entities, often recruit those with direct access to corporate networks to steal trade secrets and other sensitive proprietary data.

“The investigation concludes that the risks associated with Huawei‘s and ZTE’s provision of equipment to U.S. critical infrastructure could undermine core U.S. national-security interests,” the report summarizes.



papasmurf1269
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
60 minutes had a segment on this tonight.


braindeadboxer
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
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60 minutes had a segment on this tonight.


Which is where he got the idea for this thread I'm sure.



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RTR America
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
This is honestly the next step in warfare and when it comes to "cyber" warfare I am scared to death of China.


braindeadboxer
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
Same here. The possibilities are scary.


DA
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
And which party wants more outsourcing of American jobs?

Ask Carly Fiorina or Meg Whitman.



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DumpsterFire
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I couldn't agree more with the House Intelligence Committee. I don't trust these Chinese companies at all.


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ClydeFrog
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
So what's China's motive for a cyber attack?


RTR America
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
Especially when majority of our technology is built from supplies in China.


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RTR America
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re: House Report: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat
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So what's China's motive for a cyber attack?


No idea but they have been caught multiple times lurking around in our government computers


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