News Roundup: The US is at loggerheads with Huawei, ZTE, and Kaspersky

News Roundup: The US is at loggerheads with Huawei, ZTE, and Kaspersky

A roundup of the week’s technology news including Apple’s sort-of apology, Nintendo Cardboard, and French tech terms.


US refuses to play nice

Why can’t we all just get along? In the same week Kaspersky is filing an injunction against being banned from US Government systems, now a US Representative is pushing to exclude Huawei and ZTE as well. The proposed ‘Defending U.S. Government Communications Act’, put forward by Texas Republican Mike Conaway, would prevent the US Gov. from using any technology from Huawei, ZTE, and any subsidiaries.

“Chinese commercial technology is a vehicle for the Chinese government to spy on United States federal agencies, posing a severe national security threat,” Congressman Conaway said in a blog. “Allowing Huawei, ZTE, and other related entities access to U.S. government communications would be inviting Chinese surveillance into all aspects of our lives.”

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect. Writes about all manner of tech from driverless cars, AI, and Green IT to Cloudy stuff, security, and IoT. Dislikes autoplay ads/videos and garbage written about 'milliennials'.  

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