Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage

Jul 2011
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Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage

Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to “deal with the threat posed by the unrestricted acquisition or use in the United States of information and communications technology… supplied by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of foreign adversaries.”

Reports that the president would sign the executive order were circulating last night, and, as reported, it’s clear that China is the main target for U.S. concerns — even as the two nations continue to escalate their trade war.

While the U.S. has already restricted government contractors and federal agencies from using technology supplied by Huawei or its subsidiaries, this new executive order gives Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other federal agencies broad powers of oversight and approval over private company transactions.

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Do you agree with trump on this?
 

johnflesh

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Yes I'm totally okay with this. Huawei has been investigated by the US since 2001 for everything from aiding the Taliban to IP theft to corporate espionage to hacking foreign governments. They are also under various investigations around the world by various countries.

They were also investigated by various countries on their treatment of workers and human rights violations.

If any of you want to learn more about Huawei, you can start with a typical wiki. Huawei - Wikipedia
Go from there and follow that rabbit hole.


And if you have a tough time grasping this. Imagine if Sprint, AT&T and TMobile combined into one company and expanded their markets to China. And then China said "hey, we have evidence these companies are up to no good" (for whatever reason) and decided to lock down security.

That is layman's terms, but you get the gist.
 

Chief

Former Staff
Nov 2009
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Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage

Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to “deal with the threat posed by the unrestricted acquisition or use in the United States of information and communications technology… supplied by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of foreign adversaries.”

Reports that the president would sign the executive order were circulating last night, and, as reported, it’s clear that China is the main target for U.S. concerns — even as the two nations continue to escalate their trade war.

While the U.S. has already restricted government contractors and federal agencies from using technology supplied by Huawei or its subsidiaries, this new executive order gives Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other federal agencies broad powers of oversight and approval over private company transactions.

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Do you agree with trump on this?
Yep. On this, I agree with Trump that China's level of industrial espionage and theft is a national emergency.
 
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Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign

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Do you agree with trump on this?
Will that "national emergency" include DJT's BFF's country?
:cool:

Trump campaign "expected" help from Russians

Here's how the report put it:

"[T]he investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts..."
 
Likes: Friday13
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Why not? You are ok with foreign agents hacking our shit?
I've heard the arguments that it is in ways preferable for the Chinese to be able to access your data, because what do they care about John smith in Arkansas, where a more friendly/local data vacuum might be accessed more readily by people who might have an interest.

At this stage, it's easier just to assume that pretty much everything you say gets picked up by something.