FCC Bans Chinese Technology Allegedly Used To Spy On U.S.

  • The FCC announced a ban on telecom equipment from China, including equipment suspected of surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites.
  • The new rules, prohibiting U.S. sales and imports of equipment from companies including Huawei and ZTE, are the first to be implemented on the grounds they pose “unacceptable risk to national security,” FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Friday.
  • U.S. authorities have expressed concerns that Beijing could exploit the companies’ telecommunications installations across the country to collect data from U.S. sites, including nuclear and military sites in the U.S.