US officials prohibited from using ZTE and Huawei devices

Yordan, 14 August 2018

The President of the United States has just signed the Defense Authorization Act into law that prohibits any US official to use a device by ZTE or Huawei. The ban includes any devices that handle user data, which is basically every product of the two Chinese manufacturers. The document also states that employees, companies, agencies, and contractors must get rid of their current devices and replace them.

The Act comes after the deal between ZTE and the Commerce Department of the US. The Chinese manufacturer was saved from going bust after paying hefty fines and replacing the Board of Directors. Several congress makers were against the deal and continue to view ZTE as a threat, so decided to go through with this compromise instead.

The ban does not single out Huawei and ZTE though. The list includes the prohibition of using video surveillance and telecommunications hardware by Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, and Dahua Technology Company, all of them based in China.

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Reader comments

  • we are EVERYWHERE
  • 25 Nov 2018
  • FMY

your so called "government" will give you iPhone instead win-win eh?

Dude, i've read the article and know wat it says. BUT i don't give a s**t about US governments. I know the article says US governments are not allowed to use ZTE due to risk of some paranoid bull****. I'm talking about people, and not US government...

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Aug 2018
  • 3DR

Very True indeed, especially as Google/Social Media only use your data for the purpose of selling you Ads and Chinese phones being used to steal data for Government use is a massive difference. I don't think google is going to use any data as a ...

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